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Bangabandhu & Liberation War
Bangabandhu in Poetry
O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exaulting----
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my captain lies
Fallen cold and dead.
Early Life: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on 17th March in 1920 at Tungipara village of Gopalganj district of Faridpur. He was the son of Sheikh Lutfur Rahman, an official responsible for keeping records at the civil court of Faridpur. Bangabandhu’s mother was Sheikh Lutfunessa. Bangabandhu was the third son among two sons and three daughters. He was popular by the name Khoka. During his childhood to adulthood he was very much generous, humanist, caring, compassionate, courageous, well mannered and righteous. He had love for the people and the country. He went to Gopalganj Public School and Madaripur Islamia High School. At the age of eighteen, he married Sheikh Fazilatunessa Mujib and together they had—two daughters- Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana and three sons –Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Rusel.
Student Life & Political Life: Bangabandhu attained the Calcutta Islamia College (Maulana Azad College) for his degree in law and politics. He joined All Muslims Students India Federation in 1940 at that time. Then he passed and achieved his degree in law and after that he joined Muslim Bengal League in 1943 after leaving the previous organization and achieved the title to work with Hoseyn Mohammad Sarwardy, and Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bashani. Sheikh Mujib became Bangabandhu for several reasons. It was not like that Sheikh Mujib became Bangabandhu over a fortnight in 1970 and the father of the nation all of a sudden in 1972. But it took him at least three decades to become Bangabandhu if we consider the periods between 1940 to 1974. Sheikh Mujib became Bangabandhu for several reasons for his vastness of heart, words, dresses, gestures, postures, lifestyles, behavior, discipline and amazing personality and humanism etc. Liberation war and independence was only possible due to the directives of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The 35 directives issued by Bangabandhu highlighted by Professor Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir in his essay titled “Accountability of the State” in a very logical and clear manner. The directives issued by Bangabandhu lead the way to the rejection and resistance against the Pakistani state by founding all out non cooperation and to establish cooperation with the huge masses of people through establishing pro people’s authority. The Bangalees were very willing and nurtured the dream of having an independent and different state in their mind, bosom, head and heart. From 1960s Bangabandhu had two aims and objectives. One was clear or something akin to a dream and another one was unambiguous. The clear objective was to build up the organization Awami Leagur for the people and for the service of the nation and spread it throughout the country. This organization was soon spread in the nooks and corners of the world. These people were very honest and common ordinary folks and we can see in the old rural areas the aged people whose only
possession was a tea stall but still they didn’t leave the party at the beast of Bangabandhu and they sacrificed instead of getting paid. In fact, there are many self sacrificing people and supporters of Awami League in the nooks and the corners of the world. The party soon became popular in the country after the six point movements pointed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This made him easy to reach his objective and unbelievable goal that was unambiguous and that’s why he could transfer the six point movements into one point movement. This incident was highlighted clearly during the Agartala conspiracy trial. Fayez Ahmed, a lawyer wrote a story during the incident. Sheikh Mujib was sitting as the main accused and tried to draw the attention of Fayez Ahmed several times. Then he said, “Mujib Bhai, conversations are not allowed inside the court. Otherwise, they’ll throw me out.” A loud voice replied forthwith, “Fayez, one has to talk to Sheikh Mujib if he wants to stay in Bangladesh.” Fayez Ahmed then realized and materialize the message was not for any individual rather it was for the people of the whole nation which could ignite fire. Bangabndhu returned to his dreamland in 1972. His works was not only a wager of movements now but he worked tirelessly for the dream of Golden Bangla from 1972 until his assassination in 1974. We find Bangabandhu all over the earth, sky, air and fields of battles for inspiration.
"The struggle now is the struggle for our emancipation. The struggle now is the struggle for our independence. Since we have given blood, we shall give more blood,. Joy Bangla! God willing the people of this country will be liberated. Turn very house into a fort. Face the enemy with whatever you have." This was the call of Bangabandhu for independence. Bangabandhu was against war and violence and he was widely popular to be a lover of peace and humanism. That's why he achieved the Nobel Prize of Peace..