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The Bir Sreshtho (Bengali: বীরশ্রেষ্ঠ) (The Most Valiant Hero)

The Bir Sreshtho is the highest military award of Bangladesh. It was awarded to seven freedom fighters who showed utmost bravery and died in action for their nation. Below, a brief description of How they sacrificed for Our Freedom. We honor you from Our heart. May God Bless You.

Mohiuddin Jahangir (Shaheed): He was killed in an attempt to break through enemy defence on the bank of the Mahananda River. Hamidur Rahman (Shaheed): He was killed on October 28, 1971 at Dhalai, Sylhet during an attempt to capture the Pakistani Army's position which finally fell to advancing Mukti Bahini column.
Mostafa Kamal ( Shaheed):On 18 April 1971, Mostofa Kamal was killed in a defensive battle against the occupying Pakistan Army in Daruin village of Comilla. Mohammad Ruhul Amin ( Shaheed): Indian Air Force mistakenly dropped bomb on the warship "Palash". Ruhul Amin was working as an artificer of that ship. After the heavy bombing, the engine room got burned and Ruhul Amin was forced to dive into the water. When he reached the river shore, he got caught by the Razakars who killed him using their bayonets.
Matiur Rahman ( Shaheed): On August 20, 1971 he attempted to steal a T-33 trainer from Karachi, Pakistan to India in order to defect from the Pakistan Air Force and join the liberation movement of Bangladesh. The T-33 aircraft was code-named 'Bluebird'. However, Matiur Rahman could not take the plane out of Pakistani territory, as reportedly, the other pilot in the plane, Rashid Minhas, forced it to crash. The plane crashed in Thatta, a place near the Indian border. His body, which was found near the crash site was reportedly buried at the graveyard of fourth class employees at Masroor Air Base, Pakistan. Munshi Abdur Rouf (EB-R, Shaheed): On 18 April 1971, Pakistan Army attacked at the defense position of Mukti Bahini with 7 speed boats and 2 launches. Their mission was to drive the Mukti Bahini away from the waterway of Rangamati and Mohalchari. Pakistani forces managed to disorient Mukti Bahini by coming closer to them and firing heavily. In the meantime Pakistanis surrounded the freedom fighters and managed to isolate nearly 100 of them. Rouf realized the threat to the entire company. So, he crawled forward to his trench and continuously fired towards the enemies with his automatic machine gun. As a result, Pakistanis dragged their launches back to a safer place and resumed their firing from there. Suddenly a mortar directly hit Rouf and he died immediately.
Lance Naik Nur Mohammad Sheikh (Shaheed): He was killed in an engagement with the Pakistan Army while providing fire for covering the extrication of fellow soldiers at Goalhati in Jessore district on September 5 1971. Nur Mohammad died saving his compatriots and inflicting heavy casualties on his enemy.

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