Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said Sheikh Kamal was a visionary and generous person.
“Sheikh Kamal, who was also a deep thinker, led a simple life despite staying at the centre of power,” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks while speaking at a virtual press conference from his official residence after paying homage to Sheikh Kamal at Abahani Club and Banani graveyard marking his 71st birth anniversary.
Sensing the changeover of political culture in a changing political situation, he said, Sheikh Kamal had put emphasis on political culture.
Terming the political culture a base of ideal politics, Quader said Sheikh Kamal understood that it was urgent to change the political culture aiming to change the country’s political situation.
He said Kamal took sports and culture as a stair of self-realisation. The minister said Sheikh Kamal had joined the front fight during the 1971 Liberation War and he was the pathfinder of his generation.
About the killing of Major (Retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan, Quader called upon the authorities concerned to dig out the truth into the incident.
“Those involved in the killing will be brought to book through proper investigation,” he said.Meanwhile, leaders and activists of Awami League and its associate bodies and different sports and socio-cultural organistations paid tribute to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club premises and at his grave in Banani.
Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal was an executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League.
He was one of the pioneers of modern football in Bangladesh and also founder-president of Abahani Krira Chakra. Sheikh Kamal embraced martyrdom on August 15, 1975 at the age of 26.