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“Bangabandhu: A great hero of history”

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Ansar Ahmed Ullah

History has acknowledged Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the Bengali nation, among others, as a great hero of history. History itself has enriched itself by recognising this great man. Senior journalist Abdul Gaffar Choudhury was speaking at the book launch of ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ on Wednesday 17 October held in a restaurant in Brick Lane, East London organised by the UK Awami League.

Presided over by the UK Awami League President Sultan Mahmud Shariff and conducted by the General Secretary Syed Sajidur Rahman Faruque, the legendary journalist was speaking as the chief guest. Among others who spoke were London Bangla Press Club President Syed Nahas Pasha and General Secretary Mohammad Jobayer. Vice President of the United Kingdom Awami League Professor Abul Hashem, Mozammel Ali, Joint Secretary Naimuddin Riaz, Maruf Ahmed Chowdhury, Organising Secretary Sajjad Miah and Abdul Ahad Chowdhury amongst others were present.

Abdul Ghaffar Choudhury said by launching the publication of this book Sheikh Hasina has become part of the history. He acknowledged Sheik Hasina for holding the trial of Bangabandhu’s murder, holding the trial of war criminals and presenting Bangabandhu positively to the world.

He said, ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ is a remarkable book. I do not know if any such book containing information collected by the detectives about any political leader’s life has been published in any other country.

Other speakers at the event said that Sheikh Mujib was the light of the oppressed people of the world. His struggle was to protect the people of Bengal from the deprivation of exploitation. He struggled all his life till death.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib became the undisputed leader of Bengal by realising Bengalis dream of independence. And this book will be used as a reference in researching into the history of Bangladesh’s independence movement.

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