Sheikh Jamal’s birthday observed


DHAKA, April 28, 2020 (BSS) – The 67th birthday of Sheikh Jamal, son of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was observed today in
a befitting manner.

To mark the day, Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies
paid rich tributes to Shaheed Sheikh Jamal, a freedom fighter, by placing
wreaths at his Banani graveyard here in the morning.

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary and Information Minister Dr
Hasan Mahmud, on behalf of AL, placed a wreath at Jamal’s grave at Banani
here while AL Office Secretary Biplab Barua, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem
Khan and Swechchhasebak League General Secretary Afzalur Rahman Babu were,
among others, present.

On the occasion, Surah Fatiha was offered as well as a special munajat and
doa mahfil was also held there.

Earlier, AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister
Obaidul Quader, in a statement, urged the leaders and activists of the party
and associate bodies to recall the memories of Sheikh Jamal with due respect.

Born on April 28 in 1954 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Jamal did his
matriculation from Dhaka Residential Model College and intermediate from
Dhaka College. He joined the 1971 War of Liberation.

While studying at Dhaka College, Jamal traveled 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 guitar.

On August 15 in 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of
independent Bangladesh, with most of his family members, including Sheikh
Jamal, was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers.

Bangabandhu’s two daughters – incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and
his sister Sheikh Rehana – escaped the carnage as they were abroad at that