Sheikh Jamal

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Sheikh Jamal
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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 (Present Bangladesh)
Died 15 August 1975(1975-08-15) (aged 21)
Allegiance Bangladesh
Rank Lieutenant
Unit Bangladesh Army
Battles/wars Liberation War of Bangladesh

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 and education[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 a freedom fighter. His sister, Sheikh Hasina, is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.[5]

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.

Freedom fighter[edit]

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 Commissioned Officer.[2][6]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ "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... 
  6. ^ Gupta, Jyoti Sen (1981-01-01). Bangladesh, in Blood and Tears. Naya Prokash. p. 50. 

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