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Dr Sadat Ali- My father, my hero

Shaheed Dr Sadat Ali was my father. He was a teacher of Dhaka University. My father was an extremely peace-loving and highly-educated person. Although the memories I have of him are vague, even...

Lutfun Nahar Helen- A teacher and revolutionary

The history of Bangladesh’s liberation, achieved through the supreme sacrifices made by lakhs of patriotic people and revolutionary leaders in the armed war of 1971, is the history of the greatest...

Tojammel Hossen- Someone like my brother

Tojammel Hossen was almost 10 years my junior. He had a widowed mother and two brothers. He was the oldest of them—and the apple of his mother’s eye.

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Dr Sadat Ali- My father, my hero

Shaheed Dr Sadat Ali was my father. He was a teacher of Dhaka University. My father was an extremely peace-loving and highly-educated person. Although the memories I have of him are vague, even...

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Dr Fazlul Huq Mahi- An exemplary scholar, teacher and human being

Dr Mahi, my former colleague, was an exemplary student, teacher, friend and, above all, a human being. On December 14, members of Al Badr militia force, which collaborated with the Pakistani...

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Sudhirkumar Chakrabarti- The man everyone adored

My father was picked up on August 12, 1971 by members of Pakistan defence forces from our home in Sreenath Chatterjee lane in Barishal city. The next day, our family friend Ahmed went (at great...

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Sharafat Ali- A Hero’s Humility

students on the second floor of the Science Annex Building, but the commotion caused by some students in the verandah served as a

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Tojammel Hossen- Someone like my brother

Tojammel Hossen was almost 10 years my junior. He had a widowed mother and two brothers. He was the oldest of them—and the apple of his mother’s eye.

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Lutfun Nahar Helen- A teacher and revolutionary

The history of Bangladesh’s liberation, achieved through the supreme sacrifices made by lakhs of patriotic people and revolutionary leaders in the armed war of 1971, is the history of the greatest...

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE

Today is a black day in our history. The brutal killing of some of the brightest members of the intelligentsia by the occupation army of Pakistan and local collaborators stand out as one of the...