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
|Mohiuddin Jahangir (Shaheed):
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
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
|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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