Birshrestha Hamidur museum opens today | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 09, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 09, 2008

Birshrestha Hamidur museum opens today

Misspellings on plaque alleged


Birshrestha Sipahi Hamidur Rahman (inset); Birshrestha Sipahi Hamidur Rahman Smriti Jadughar and Pathagar at Hamid Nagar village in Moheshpur upazila in Jhenidah awaits inauguration today.Photo: STAR

All is set to open Birshrestha Sipahi Hamidur Rahman Smriti Granthagar O Jadughar at Hamidur's home village Khordo Khalishpur (recently named Hamid Nagar after the martyr's name) in Moheshpur upazila in Jhenidah today.
Maj Gen (Retd) CR Datta Bir Uttam, commander of Sector No 4 during the Liberation War, will inaugurate the library and museum complex built in memory of Hamidur Rahman.
Hamidur Rahman, while serving East Bengal Regiment in 1971, joined the Liberation War and borrowed martyrdom during a fight with the occupation forces on October 28.
He was later awarded the title Birshrestha, the highest gallantry award for his heroic role in the Liberation War.
Meanwhile, Hamidur's brother Hamzur Rahman said the plaque, containing the martyr's biography that has been set in front of the complex, bears wrong information about his brother's year of birth. Actually he was born in 1954, he said.
Besides, a conscious viewer would be taken aback to see wrong Bangla spelling of Birshrestha on the plaque.
It mentions his mother's name as Kaisunnesa whereas it is written as Kaidasunnesa in their home documents.
Furthermore, it has been inscribed bib (in Bangla spelling) on the plaque in place of bir.
Contacted, Moheshpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abi Abdullah said the year of birth was written following information from the ministry.
He admitted the mistakes regarding the name of the martyr's mother and a few spellings on the plaque.

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