Dec 08, 2018

Abdul Jabbar (আব্দুল জোব্বার) was one of the strikers of Bengali Language Movement in 1952. He was killed on February 21th by East Pakistan police. He has been considered a martyr from that period in Bangladesh.

Abdul Jabbar was born on October in 1919. His native village is in Panchua under the Gaffargaon, Mymensingh Division. He received his primary education from Dhopaghat Krishibazar Primary School. But, he couldn’t continue his study owing to poverty.

Abdul Jabbar worked farming in his village with his father. He decided to journey to the river port Narayanganj by train. He managed a job through an Englishman in Burma. After twelve years; he came back to home from Burma. During World War Two he was employed by British Indian Navy. But Jabbar was released for being injured through training. After that he was working as a tailor. He married Amina Khatun in 1949. His wife was one of his friends’ sisters. After one and a half year the marriage he had a baby boy named Nurul Islam Badol. In 1952, he came to Dhaka for the medical treatment of his mother-in-law with his wife in Dhaka Medical College Hospital. On 21st February 1952 the students in Dhaka bought a march. This march was demanding Bengali be made a state language defying the Section 144 forced by the police. Abdul Jabbar joined the rally when it arrived at Dhaka Medical College. But there the police fired on the rally. One bullet was injured Jabbar. He was brought and admitted to Dhaka Medical College. But lost him, he died. Jabbar’s grave is located in Azimpur Graveyard at Dhaka City.

We can’t forget him and his sacrifice. Bangladesh Government rewarded him by the Ekushey Padak Award. The Bhasa Shaheed Abdul Jabbar Ansar-VDP School & College School derived belong his named after him. It has managing by Ansar and Village Defense Party. Shaheed Rafiq-Jabbar Hall of Jahangirnagar University is named after him.

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