Jul 14, 2018

Abdus Salam was an activist of Bengali Language Movement which was took place in 1952. He is well thought-out a martyr in Bangladesh. Abdus Salam was born on 27th November 1925 in Salam Nagar village of Matubhuiyan in Feni District. He studied in Krishnarampur Primary School. After that he continued study at Matubhuiyan Kalimullah Minor School. He joined the Daganbhuiyan Kemal Ataturk High School. Salam dropped out at class 10 because of poverty.

Abdus Salam went to Kolkata and stayed with his cousin who worked in the Port of Kolkata. Salam was capable to get a job in the port. He moved to Dhaka in 1947. He managed a job for career at the department of industries as a record keeper. He received an accommodation in the government housing Palasi Barrack at Azimpur. On 21th February in 1952, the students in Dhaka bought out rallies in hold up of making Bengali a state language of Pakistan. They marches was joined by other members of public and students. The police fired on the parade killing a number of activists and hurtful others. Abdus Salam was in the procession and was shot. He was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He died on 7th April 1952. He was buried in Azimpur graveyard and it been lost.

In 2000; Abdus Salam was awarded Ekushey Padak by the government of Bangladesh. The organization Bhasha-Shahid Abdus Salam Smriti Parishad was created to care for his memory. His village Laxmanpur was renamed Salam Nagar in 2000. It officially recognized that name in 2009. There is a  auditorium named Language Martyr Salam Auditorium was assembled in Daganbhuiyan Upazila. Feni Stadium was named as Language Martyr Salam Stadium. Language Martyr Salam Community Centre was constructed in Feni. Language Martyr Abdus Salam Library and Memorial Museum was built near his village in 2008. He has been celebrated in poetry of Shamsur Rahman, Sufia Kamal, and Belal Mohammad. In 2016; he was awarded the Independence Day Award.

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