Published:  12:00 AM, 17 March 2017

The legend nation will never forget

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a hero who shaped the history of Bangladesh through both his personal attributes and divine inspiration.  As he took birth on March 17, 1920 in Tungipara village in the then Gopalganj subdivision of district Faridpur of the province of Bengal in British- India, perhaps, the fortune of a nation that had to emerge some 50 years later was penned down. Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman was third among six children of his father Sheikh  Lutfur Rahman, a petty government officer and mother Saira Begum, a housewife. No one reckoned the boy would once be a savior of his fellow countrymen until the day Mujib showed the first sign of his future prominence by distributing rice from his father's stockpile to the famine-stricken people. His direct political life commenced in 1939. He became politically active during this time as he joined All India Muslim Students Federation.

When Chief Minister of Bengal A K Fazlul Huque and Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy visited Gopalganj, a group of student under his leadership approached them and demanded repair of the damaged roof of their school.  Since that time, Mujib had been involved aggressively for the  well-being of the people of his motherland and Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy emerged as his mentor. The Charismatic man once became an undisputable leader of East Pakistan.  During his 23 years of struggle against undemocratic ruling class of West Pakistan. He organized his people first to fight politically against the injustices and then to have their rights. His step by step initiatives turned into one point: Liberation. 

He led almost all the major movements from 1947 to 1971. To do so, he faced imprisonment many times.  He was one of the leading figures of the Language Movement in 1952, the pioneer of democratic movement, the planner of six points movement in 1966, victor of 1970 election and consequently the greatest legend of Liberation War in 1971.

Unfortunately he, after a few years of independence, was assassinated along with almost all his family members by a group of conspirators in 1975.  It is the fact that Bangladesh and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are one and inseparable.  The country had been his vision, he battled and died for it. The people pay tribute to Bangabandhu, the Father of the Nation on his 98th birthday. On this very day, they demand restoration all those principles that Bangabandhu kept in his mind.  As the widely used lines from poet Annada Shankar Roy say: The accomplishment of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will remain as long as Padma, Meghna, Gauree and Jamuna will keep on streaming.


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