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2nd death anniv of FF Anwar Ul Alam today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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2nd death anniv of FF Anwar Ul Alam today

Today is the second death anniversary of valiant freedom fighter, former secretary and diplomat Anwar Ul Alam Shaheed.

On the occasion, discussion, and doa mahfil will be organised in Tangail on Saturday, said a news release on Friday.

Besides, a memorial book titled ‘Ronangoner Ranodut: Anwar Ul Alam Shaheed’ under supervision of his wife Dr Sayeeda Khan and Buro Bangladesh executive director Zakir Hossain will be published.

His family sought prayers for the salvation of the departed soul.

Alam involved in student politics in 1962 and joined the movement for Bangladesh’s freedom from Pakistan. He was president of Chhatra League’s Tangail district unit.

In 1970, he was elected general secretary of the Salimullah Muslim Hall Students’ Union at Dhaka University. He became acquainted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other national leaders at the time.

He was the chief of the civil unit of Kaderia Bahini led by Abdul Kader Siddiqui during the 1971 Liberation War. 

Shaheed edited Mukti Bahini’s weekly mouthpiece ‘Ronangon’ under the pen name ‘Ranodut’.

After the Libration War, he was made an assistant director of the national militia force, formed with the members of the East Pakistan Rifles and Mukti Bahini. Later, he was appointed assistant director of the Jatiya Rakkhi Bahini.

When the Rakkhi Bahini was dissolved, he returned to the army. The government deployed him at the foreign ministry in 1978 after his retirement following promotion to colonel.

He had worked at the Bangladesh embassy in Jakarta as the first secretary, and then at the missions in Kuala Lumpur, Brunei and Hong Kong. Finally, he worked as the ambassador to Bahrain and Spain with the rank of a secretary before retiring in 2006.

Alam established a Liberation War museum at his home in Tangail.