Mohammad Mostafa Kamal (Bir Srestha)

Kamal, (Bir Srestha) Mohammad Mostafa (1947-1971)  distinguished freedom fighter and a martyr in the war of liberation. Mostafa Kamal was born at village West Hajipur under daulatkhan upazila of Bhola district.

He joined the East Bengal Regiment as a soldier on 16 December 1967, and on completion of training he had his posting at the Fourth East Bengal Regiment in Comilla. In March 1971, he was transferred to the headquarters of the Regiment at Brahmanbaria whence he joined the War of Liberation. During the War he had the status of a Lance Nayek, and was posted at village Daruin in Akhaura as a section commander. The Pak-army launched an attack on the second platoon of the Fourth East Bengal Regiment at village Daruin on 17 April. In the encounter that followed Mostafa Kamal was killed after a heroic resistance.

Mohammad Mostafa Kamal

He lies buried at village Daruin. In recognition of his valour and sacrifice in the War of Liberation he was awarded the title of Bir Srestha by the Government of Bangladesh.

 

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