Sheikh Kamal

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Sheikh Kamal
Native name শেখ কামাল
Born (1949-08-05)5 August 1949
Died 15 August 1975(1975-08-15) (aged 26)
Alma mater Dhaka College
Spouse(s) Sultana Khuki (m. 1974; widow 1975)
Parent(s) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Kamal (August 5, 1949 - August 15, 1975) was the son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, former President of Bangladesh.

Early life and education[edit]

Kamal completed his matriculation from Shaheen School, Dhaka in 1967 and Higher Secondary Certificate Examination from Dhaka College in 1969. He was the General Secretary of the Chatro League in Dhaka College. He practiced sitar at Chhayanaut, a school of music. At the same time, he was involved in diverse cultural activities and a keen sportsman. Kamal was an organizer of the Mukti Bahini guerrilla struggle in 1971. Kamal received wartime commission in Bangladesh Army during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

Kamal worked as the ADC of General Osmani the Commander-in-Chief of the Mukti Bahini, during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. After independence, he left the military to return to Dhaka University from where he graduated with Honours in Sociology. Days before his tragic demise on August 15, 1975 Kamal completed his Masters degree in Sociology from the prestigious Dhaka University .[citation needed] On July 14, 1975, he married an athlete, Sultana Khuki, who was the first female blue of Dhaka University.

Kamal, an avid sportsman, founded the Abahani, a popular sporting club of Bangladesh. He enjoyed cricket, volleyball, and other sports. Abahani went on to win many local championships. This team outnumbered traditional teams such as Mohammadan, Victoria, and Wand.

Death[edit]

Kamal was killed with the rest of his family on August 15, 1975.