Hemayet Uddin

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Hemayet Uddin (Bengali: হেমায়েত উদ্দীন), more widely known by his first name Hemayet (born 3 December 1941), was a famous Bangladeshi militia leader and freedom fighter[1][2] in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. For his valor, he was awarded the honor Bir Bikrom, a national award for gallantry and was conferred a military rank of Subedar after the war.

Apart from centrally coordinated Mukti Bahini and Mujib Bahini, a vast number of local resistance armies were formed during the liberation war of Bangladesh against Pakistani occupation. Hemayet Bahini (The Hemayet Force) was a notable one of them. It operated in the Faridpur region of the country and was successful in harassing and restricting the movement of Pakistani armed forces in the region.

Before the war, Hemayet Uddin was a Havildar of the East Bengal Regiment of Pakistan army. He also worked as an instructor at the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad.


  1. ^ Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of (2003). Banglapedia: national encyclopedia of Bangladesh. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. p. 126. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Hossain, Rafi (3 January 2009). "Father Rigon: A Life in Bangladesh". Daily Star. Retrieved 20 March 2011.