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Commander SMA Karim of Tangail

In 1971 Liberation War, freedom fighter SMA Karim fought in Sector 11. He joined the liberation movement from 1968 as Chhatra League worker.

Karim was one of those people who made the first flag in Iqbal hall of Dhaka University. He got trained in Deradun training camp of Uttarakhand in India and fought as a deputy commander of Tangail during 1971 war.

He was born and raised in Tangail district. He completed his Honours’ and Masters in Journalism from DU and later worked and retired as deputy secretary of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh.

Presently he is a resident of Mohammadpur.

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Freedom in the air is a non-profit project aimed at building a rich repository for all sorts of contents on Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971. Besides producing exclusive video interviews of war heroes and experts and a turn-by-turn daily interactive calendar of 1971, The Daily Star Online gathered very rare declassified diplomatic cables, the sensational Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report that proved genocide by Pakistan army, significant collection of rarely seen photographs and international newspaper reports. There is an exceptional collection of TV reports, video footages and documentaries which The Daily Star does not own but using with courtesy of the original owners and those who uploaded.