Sheikh Kamal

Sheikh Kamal’s 68th birth anniversary observed

MNA National Desk: The 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed across the county with due respect.

Awami League, its associate bodies and different political, socio-cultural and sports organizations have taken elaborate programmes marking the day.

The AL and its associate bodies paid tribute to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club premises at 8:00am and at his grave in the Banani at 9:00am.

Besides, Awami Swechachasebok League, Jubo League and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote have also taken various programmes to observe the day.

Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangabandhu, can be recognized as a man with an enormous amount of love and passion for sports. Sheikh Kamal was a pioneer of modern football in Bangladesh and also founder-president of the country’s leading sporting club Abahani Krira Chakra.

It hardly came as a wonder to them as they already knew about Sheikh Kamal’s many aptitudes. After all, he was involved in a large quantity of cultural events and made a priceless role during the Liberation War in 1971.

Kamal was only 26-year-old when he was assassinated along with the family members on August 15, 1975. In the length of 26 years, the mainstream would get out of his academic life and start to know the authenticities of life.

He was also the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to Commander-in-Chief of Bangladesh Armed Forces General Ataul Gani Osmani during the War of Liberation. Kamal passed SSC examination from Shahin School and HSC from Dhaka College and later got admission into Dhaka University in Social Science department.

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