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Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman’s 48 martyr anniv today 

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:51 AM, 20 August 2019   Updated: 02:46 PM, 20 August 2019

Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman; File Photo

Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman; File Photo

The 48th martyr anniversary of Bir Sreshtho Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman is on Tuesday. On this day, he was martyred when the plane crashed. 

Motiur Rahman was martyred when he hijacked a Lockheed T-33 aircraft from Pakistan’s Karachi Masroor airbase. The plane crashed in Thatta, 35 miles away from the Indian border. His body was found about half a mile from the spot.

He was awarded the highest national title ‘Bir Sreshtho’ for his courage and contribution during Liberation War.

Motiur Rahman was born on November 29, 1941. On July 21, while flying a MiG-19, he landed with a parachute with extraordinary skill when the aircraft suddenly out of gear in the sky.  

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