65th birthday of Sheikh Jamal observed
Published: 05:21 PM, 28 April 2018
65th birthday of Sheikh Jamal today; Pic: Collected
The 65th birthday of Sheikh Jamal, son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed across the country on Saturday.
Marking the day, Bangladesh Awami League (AL), its associate bodies and other socio-cultural organizations organized recitation from the holy Quran, Milad and Doa Mahfil, placed wreaths at his graveyard and held discussions.
As part of the programs, on behalf of the party, AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader paid rich tribute to Shaheed Sheikh Jamal, a freedom fighter, by placing a wreath at his Banani grave in the morning.
AL Presidium Member Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru, Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanok, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, AKM Enamul Haque Shamim and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Md Abdus Sobur and General Secretary of AL`s Dhaka City South unit Shahe Alam Murad were present on the occasion, among others.
Later, Dhaka City South and North units of AL, Awami Jubo League, Mahila Awami League, Awami Swecchasebok League, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Sramik League and Banani Thana unit of AL also paid homage to Sheikh Jamal, among others, by placing floral wreaths on his grave.
Sheikh Jamal born on April 27 in 1954 at Tungipara in Gopalganj and did his matriculation from Dhaka Residential Model College and intermediate from Dhaka College. He joined the War of Liberation in 1971.
While studying at Dhaka College, Jamal travelled to Yugoslavia for military training under the auspices of the Yugoslav army. Subsequently, he received training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Great Britain. He joined the Bangladesh Army as a Commissioned Officer.
Jamal was also a noted cricketer. He was also fond of music and used to play the guitar.
On August 15 in 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country`s architect, with most of his family members including Sheikh Jamal, was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers.
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