Sheikh Kamal’s 72nd birth anniversary being observed
The 72nd birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed in a befitting manner today.
Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Kamal was a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League.
Different sports and socio-cultural organisations, including Awami League, have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day, while maintaining strict health protocols.
Awami League and its associate bodies paid homage to Sheikh Kamal by placing floral wreaths at his portrait on the Abahani Club premises at Dhanmondi this morning. Wreaths were laid at his grave in Banani Graveyard at 9:15am today.
Later, recitation of the Holy Quran, milad and doa mahfil were held. Besides, Abahani Limited also chalked out various programmes to observe the birth anniversary of its founder.
After passing secondary examination from Shahin School and higher secondary exam from Dhaka College, Kamal obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the Social Science Department of Dhaka University.
Sheikh Kamal was commissioned in the Muktibahini after receiving training from first war course in the independent Bangladesh and served as ADC of General MAG Osmani, the commander-in-chief of the Liberation War in 1971.
Kamal was a Master's (final year) examinee and a member of the Jatiya Chhatra League central committee, a wing of Bangladesh Krishak, Sramik Awami League (BAKSAL), when he embraced martyrdom on August 15 in 1975 at the age of 26.