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Sheikh Kamal’s 68th birth anniv being observed
The 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed across the country in a befitting manner.
Awami League, its front organisations and different cultural and sports organisations have drawn up elaborate programmes to celebrate his birth anniversary.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at the portrait of Sheikh Kamal and recitation from the Holy Quran, milad-mahfil and offering doa at Banani graveyard and discussions.
Besides, Awami Swechchasebok League, Jubo League and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote have also taken various programmes to mark the day.
Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal, a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of Bangladesh Awami League, was an executive member of Jatiya Chhatra League, student wing of Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League.
Sheikh Kamal was well-trained on war-course and he got commission before taking part in Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
He was the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to Commander-in-Chief of Bangladesh Armed Forces General Ataul Gani Osmani during the War of Liberation.
Kamal passed secondary school certificate (SSC) examination from Shahin School and HSC from Dhaka College and later got admission into Dhaka University in Social Science department.
Sheikh Kamal embraced martyrdom on August 15 in 1975 at the age of 26.
He was one of the pioneers of modern football in Bangladesh and also founder-president of the country's leading sporting club Abahani Krira Chakra.
Kamal used to play cricket in first division for Azad Boys’ Club and Basketball too in first division for Spurs Club. He was also founder-member of Dhaka Theatre and Spondon Shilpa Gosthi, a musical band of folk songs.