Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
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Kamal was true friend in need: Atiqul

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said Shaheed Sheikh Kamal was a genuine friend of the people during their bad times.

"Sheikh Kamal was a true friend of people in need. During his short span of life, he did many things for the people in 26 years. From the street of politics to the playground, from the theater to the battlefield, he has left the mark of his talent and courage in all places. He initiated the development of sports and culture of the country and the people are reaping benefits of it," he said.

The DNCC mayor said this after paying rich tribute to the valiant freedom fighter Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by placing wreath at Kamal's grave in the city's Banani area on the occasion of his 73rd birth anniversary.

After laying the wreath, a special prayer was offered for seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal.

"Sheikh Kamal was a young organiser and he played a heroic role in the Great War of Liberation in 1971," Atiqul said, adding that he was assassinated along with most of his family members on the night of August 15, 1975.

He was the founder of Abahani Krira Chakra, one of the best sports organisations in the subcontinent, the mayor added.

Chief Executive Officer of DNCC Selim Reza, councilors and its senior officials were also present there, among others.