Abdus Salam (Bengali Language Movement demonstrator)
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|Native name||আব্দুস সালাম|
27 November 1925|
Luxmipur village, Feni District, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||7 April 1952
Dhaka, East Bengal, Pakistan
Abdus Salam (27 November 1925 — 7 April 1952) was a demonstrator who died during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations which took place in the erstwhile East Bengal (currently Bangladesh), Pakistan in 1952.
Salam was born in Luxmipur village of Feni District. He was the son of Mohd Fajil Miah. He was serving as a peon in the Department of Industries of the government. His residence was at a living quarter of Nilkhet Barrack in Dhaka numbered as 36B.
On February 21, 1952 the students denied Section 144 and broke out in an agitation at Dhaka Medical College to make Bangla one of the state language of Pakistan, Salam took part in that procession and was shot by the police. He was then taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and were treated over a month there. But he failed to recover and died on April 7, 1952.
Salam was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2000.
- "Nothing has been done to keep memory of language hero Salam alive". bdnews24.com. February 16, 2005.
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