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12:00 AM, December 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 14, 2018

Birshreshtha Jahangir's martyrdom anniv today

Today is the 47th anniversary of the martyrdom of Birshreshtha Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir, one of the seven highest gallantry award receivers of the 1971 Liberation War. 

On this day in 1971, just two days before the nation's final victory against the Pakistani occupation army, Jahangir was killed in a battle with the enemy at Rehaichar in Chapainawabganj town.

Born on March 6 in 1945, at Rahimganj village under Babuganj upazila in Barisal, Jahangir joined as a cadet at Pakistan Military Academy in 1967.

While stationed at Karakoram in West Pakistan, Jahangir took leave on June 10 in 1971, managed to cross the Indian border and met Bangladesh freedom fighters in Maldah district of West Bengal.

On July 3, Captain Jahangir joined Sector 7.

On December 10, he along with 50 freedom fighters crossed the Mohananda river on Chapainawabganj border and fought the Pakistan army.

They took position near Rehaichar on December 13. The next day, Jahangir went ahead of the defence line and charged grenade into a trench of Pak army.

Hit by a bullet from the enemy, the valiant freedom fighter died on the spot and he was later buried on the premises of historic Sonamasjid in Shibganj upazila.

Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad, local administration and different socio-cultural and political organisations will pay tribute to the martyr by placing wreaths at his grave and the memorial built in his honour at Rehaichar.

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