Death Anniversary

Published:  01:24 AM, 19 November 2017

Syed Mir Nisar Ali Titumir

Syed Mir Nisar Ali Titumir

Syed Mir Nisar Ali Titumir , was an Islamic preacher who led a peasant uprsing against the zamindarsand the British colonial authorities in Bengal, British India during the 19th century.

Along with his followers, he built a bamboo fort (Bansher-Kella- in Bengali) in Narkelberia Village, which passed into Bengali folk legend. After the storming of the fort by British soldiers, Titumir died of his wounds on 19 November 1831.

Titumir was born as Syed Mir Nisar Ali on 27 January 1782 (14 Magh 1182 in the Bengali calendar), in Chandpur village, in North 24 Parganas district (currently in West Bengal, India).

His father was Syed Mir Hassan Ali and mother was Abida Ruqayya Khatun. Titu Mir has been a source of inspiration in the liberation for the people of Bangladesh. In 2004, listeners of the BBC's Bengali service voted Titu Mir 11 on a list of 20 "Greatest Bengalis."

The survey produced well over 100 names, and the top 20 was compiled on points awarded according to listeners' order of preference. In Dhaka, Jinnah College was renamed to Titumir College in 1971. Titumir Hall is also a dormitory of Dhaka's Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Bangladesh Navy has its principal base in Khulna named after him as 'BNS Titumir'.

On 19 November 1992, the Government of Bangladesh issued a commemorative stamp honoring Titumir on the 161st anniversary of his death.

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