Monday, August 23, 1999 Published at 15:49 GMT 16:49 UK
World: South Asia
Bangladesh angry over Time report
Leaving Sheikh Mujibur Rahman out was "a serious error"
The Bangladesh Government says it will make a formal complaint over what it says is a "serious mistake" by the American news magazine, Time.
In its Asian edition, Time published a list of "Asians of the Century" - but left out Bangladesh's founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Sheikh Mujibur - known as "Bangabandhu" - led Bangladesh to its independence from Pakistan in 1971.
He and 15 other members of his family were killed in coup in August 1975.
In an official Bangladeshi profile, he is described as "the most astonishing and much talked-about leader in South-east Asia".
The Time article includes a wide range of personalities from across Asia.
It includes nationalist and pro-independence leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawarhalal Nehru of India, Mohammed Ali Jinnah of Pakistan and Aung San of Burma, the father the current opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi.
It also embraces literary figures such as the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore and more recent political personalities, including ex-President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines.