Sheikh Jamal

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Sheikh Jamal
Sheikh Jamal 1.jpg
Kader Siddiqui (left) and Sheikh Jamal (right) at the first public meeting after liberation in Polton, Dhaka (1971)
Native name শেখ জামাল
Born (1954-04-28)28 April 1954
Tungipara, Gopalganj, East Pakistan
(now in Bangladesh)
Died 15 August 1975(1975-08-15) (aged 21)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Allegiance Bangladesh
Rank Lieutenant
Unit Bangladesh Army
Battles/wars Liberation War of Bangladesh
Relations See Sheikh–Wazed family

Sheikh Jamal (28 April 1954 - 15 August 1975) was the second son of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,[1] the first president of Bangladesh.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Jamal was born at Tungipara, Gopalganj on 28 April 1954. His father was Sheikh Mujib and his mother was Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib.[4] He was their second son after Sheikh Kamal.[5] He was a freedom fighter. His sister, Sheikh Hasina, is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.[6]

Sheikh Jamal, after a period of studies at B A F Shaheen College, finished his matriculation from Dhaka Residential Model College in Dhaka.[citation needed] He passed HSC from Dhaka College. He learned playing guitar at a music institution and was also a good cricketer.


Detained with his mother and other members of the family at a house in Dhanmondi during the war of Liberation in 1971, Jamal found the means to escape and cross over to a liberated zone, where he joined the struggle to free the country. While a student of Dhaka College, Jamal traveled to Yugoslavia for military training under the auspices of the Yugoslav army. Subsequently, he trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Great Britain. He joined the Bangladesh Army as a second lieutenant in the East Bengal Regiment.[2][7][8]

Death and legacy[edit]

Jamal and his wife Rosy were killed with other members of his family during the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his father.[9] The professional sports club Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club is named after him.[10] Sheikh Jamal Stadium in Faridpur town is named after him.[11]


  1. ^ "34th anniversary of Bangabandhu murder: National Mourning Day today". The New Nation. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2009-09-30. Bangabandhu's wife Begum Fazilatunnesa, three sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel... 
  2. ^ a b "Sheikh Jamal". Bangladesh Awami League. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ Islam, N.; Trust, Anwara-Nur Welfare (2001-01-01). Bangabandhu in the eye of his personal physician. Anwara-Nur Welfare Trust. p. 115. 
  4. ^ Bhattacharya, Brigadier Samir (2014-01-01). NOTHING BUT!. Partridge Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 9781482817201. 
  5. ^ "My Friend Shaheed Sheikh Kamal". The Daily Star. 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  6. ^ "Businessmen to grab sports". The Daily Star. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-09-30. Dhanmondi Club, now a limited company, has been named after Sheikh Jamal, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's slain brother... 
  7. ^ Gupta, Jyoti Sen (1981-01-01). Bangladesh, in Blood and Tears. Naya Prokash. p. 50. 
  8. ^ "Be ready to make any sacrifice, PM asks army". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  9. ^ "In pain, in anger". The Daily Star. 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  10. ^ "Safwan made president of Sheikh Jamal". The Daily Star. 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  11. ^ "Hasina visits the house of her daughter's in-laws in Faridpur". Retrieved 2017-09-27. 

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