DHAKA, The 70th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the
eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was
observed today in a befitting manner.
Awami League, its associate bodies and different political, sociocultural
and sports organisations drew up elaborate programmes marking the day.
Leaders and workers of Awami League and its associate bodies paid tributes
to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club
premises at 8am.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister
Obaidul Quader, AL Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif,
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur
Rahman, AL Publicity and Publication Secretary and Information Minister Dr
Hasan Mahmud, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Organizing
Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and Mohibul Hasan
Chowdhury Nowfel, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil were present on
the occasion, among others.
Party leaders and workers also paid homage by placing wreaths at Sheikh
Kamal's grave at the Banani graveyard at 9am. Qurankhawni, milad and doa
mahfil was also held.
Dhaka City North and South units of Awami League, Awami Jubo League, Awami
Swechchhasebak League, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Jubo Mahila League, Krishak
League, Mohila Awami League, Jatiya Sramik League also paid homage at the
grave of Sheikh Kamal.
Abahani Limited and 'Abahani Shomorthok Ghosthi' also paid tributes to
Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club
premises and his grave at Banani Graveyard.
Awami Swechchhasebak League arranged a discussion on the premises of
Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi at 11am marking the birth anniversary.
AL Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu addressed the discussion as
the chief guest while Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) President Dr
Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin and Swechchhasebak League general secretary Pankaj
Debnath, among others, spoke on the occasion. Swechchhasebak League President
Mollah Md Abu Kawser chaired it.
Awami Jubo League also arranged a discussion in Shilpakala Academy
auditorium at 11am.
Awami League Advisory Council Member Tofail Ahmed addressed it as the chief
guest with Jubo League Chairman Omar Faroque Chowdhury in the chair.
Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal was a former
executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
After passing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination from Shahin
School and HSC from Dhaka College, Kamal was admitted into Dhaka University.
Sheikh Kamal was welltrained on warcourse and he got commission before
taking part in the Liberation War in 1971.
He was the AidedeCamp (ADC) to CommanderinChief of Bangladesh Armed
Forces General Ataul Gani Osmani during the War of Liberation.
Sheikh Kamal was one of the pioneers of modern football in Bangladesh and
also founderpresident of Abahani Krira Chakra.
He used to play cricket in the first division for Azad Boys Club and
Basketball too in the first division for Spurs Club.
Sheikh Kamal was also a foundermember of Dhaka Theatre and Spondon Shilpa
Gousthi, a musical band of folk songs.
He was martyred on August 15 in 1975 at the age of 26 while he was a
Master's Degree (final year) examinee.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)