Bir Protik

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Bir Protik
TypeMedal
Awarded forBravery/Courage
Presented byGovernment of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
StatusAwarded on 15 December 1973
First awarded15 December 1973
Total426
Total awarded posthumously60
Total recipients426
Precedence
Next (higher)Bir Bikrom
Individual
equivalent
426

Bir Protik (Bengali: বীর প্রতীক Bīr Pratīk, "Symbol of Bravery or Idol of Courage") is the fourth highest gallantry award in Bangladesh.[1]

Recipients[edit]

This award was declared on 15 December 1973. A total of 426 people have received the award so far, all for their actions during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.

Bangladesh Army[edit]

Sl. no. Rank (At the time of award) Name
01 Captain (Provisional) M. A. Matin
06 Major (Temporary Lieutenant Colonel) Akbar Hossain
18 Captain Syed Muhammad Ibrahim
19 Lieutenant M Harun-Ar-Rashid
21 Lieutenant Muhammad Nazrul Islam
35 Second Lieutenant Wakar Hasan

Bangladesh Air Force[edit]

Sl. no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
Squadron Leader Sadruddin Hossain
Squadron Leader Muhammad Hamidullah Khan

Mukti Bahini (Freedom fighters)[edit]

Sl. no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
12 William A. S. Ouderland (Sector-2)
119 Shahidul Islam (Sector-11)
351 Sub-sector Commander Mahbubur Rob Sadi (Sector-4)
Taramon Bibi
Sitara Begum
Golam Dastagir Gazi
Waresat Hussain Belal
Kakon Bibi
Fazlul Hoque
Abdul Awal Sarkar
Ayez Uddin Ahmed[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bangladesh Government Gazettes. Dhaka: Ministry of Defense,Government of Bangladesh. 15 December 1973. p. Gazettes No-8/25/D-1/72-1378.
  2. ^ "বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশ". www.bgb.gov.bd. Retrieved 29 November 2021.