Abdus Salam (Bengali Language Movement demonstrator)

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Abdus Salam
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Born (1925-11-27)27 November 1925
Luxmipur village, Feni District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 7 April 1952(1952-04-07) (aged 26)
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.[1]

Background[edit]

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.

Events[edit]

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.

Legacy[edit]

Salam was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahida Akhter. "Salam, Abdus". Banglapedia. Retrieved June 16, 2015.