The stars who fought the war of liberation.
Bangladesh’s greatest achievement is independence. In 1971, the people of Bengal jumped into the independence movement against the Pakistani army.
Farooque, the famous hero of ‘Ore Neel Darya’
Real name Akbar Hossain Pathan Dulu. Who is known as Farooque in the film world. He became involved in Awami League politics from his school days. He joined the six-point movement in 1966. At that time about 36 cases were filed in his name. He directly participated in the great liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
In the year of independence, Farooq started his acting journey with the film ‘Jalchhabi’ directed by H Akbar. He has acted in over a hundred films including ‘Lathial’, ‘Sujan Sakhi’, ‘Nayanmoni’, ‘Sareng Bau’, ‘Golapi Ahan Trene’, ‘Saheb’, ‘Alore Michila’, ‘Din Jai Kotha Thaye’ and ‘Mia Bhai’. He. In 1975, Farooque won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Lathial.
Besides acting, Nayak Farooque has produced several films. He also recently made his directorial debut. He is also well known in the business community. He is currently the Managing Director of Farooq Knitting Dyeing and Manufacturing Company, based in Gazipur.
Jasim is the pioneer hero of action movies in Bangladesh
Jasim, as a soldier in the 1971 War of Independence, fought against the invading Pakistani forces led by Major Haider in Sector Two. He passed away on October 6, 1997 due to a brain hemorrhage. After Jasim’s death, a floor was named after him at the FDC.
Masood Parvez alias Sohel Rana
Muktijoddha Nayak Sohel Rana was a student leader in his educational life. During the war of independence of Bangladesh in 1971, he jumped into the war of liberation. Although he was born in Dhaka, his ancestral home is in Barisal district. After the war of independence he became associated with Bangladesh film. Masood Parvez as the producer and director and Sohel Rana as the actor.
In 1972, Sohel Rana produced the first full-length film ‘Ora 11 Jon’ based on the liberation war of Bangladesh under the direction of Chashi Nazrul Islam. He made his acting debut in 1983. That year, he made his acting debut in the film ‘Masud Rana‘ based on a story in the famous fictional character Masud Rana series directed by Kazi Anwar Hossain. He has won the National Film Award three times in his long acting career.
Masood Parvez alias Sohel Rana has been involved in politics since his student days. He was the leader of Chhatra League in his student life. But in 2009 he joined the Jatiya Party as a member of the Presidium of the Jatiya Party. There, the actor was appointed as the election advisor of the chairman of the party HM Ershad.
Stylish hero hero Zafar Iqbal
Zafar Iqbal is a popular actor of the eighties. He was simultaneously a musician, actor and freedom fighter. He directly participated in the liberation war of 1971 out of respect for the country. Zafar Iqbal formed the first band in 1966 before the war. The song sung in his first movie was ‘Pitch Dhala Path’. The song ‘Hai Jee Badnam Hok Aro’ in his voice became very popular at one time.
Zafar Iqbal is one of the stylish heroes of Bengali films. He started acting regularly in films from the mid-seventies. The name of his first film is ‘Apan Par’. Kabari starred opposite him in this film. Babita’s pairing with Zafar Iqbal was the most popular. The pair have acted in about 30 films together. In all, Zafar Iqbal has acted in about 150 films in his career. The stylish hero died on April 26, 1992 due to cancer and kidney failure.
Asaduzzaman Nur, the famous actor of ‘Baker Bhai’
Asaduzzaman Nur is one of the leading actors in the world of Bengali drama. He has also acted in films. In the nineties, he became very popular all over the country by playing the role of Buck’s brother in the play ‘Kothao Keu Nei’ written by Humayun Ahmed. After that he reached the peak of his popularity with another play of Humayun Ahmed ‘Aaj Rabibar’. Nur’s performance in Humayun Ahmed’s film ‘Aguner Parashamani‘ based on the liberation war of 1971 also caught the attention of the audience.
Asaduzzaman Noor formally entered politics in 1963 by joining the then East Pakistan Students Union. In 1975, he was elected General Secretary of the Student Parliament of Nilphamari College. He actively participated in the great liberation war of 1971. After the independence of the country, he joined the Communist Party. Later, in mid-1996, he joined the Bangladesh Awami League. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Nilphamari-2 constituency in 2001, 2008 and 2013. After forming the Awami League government in the 10th parliamentary elections held on 5 January 2013, he took charge as the Minister of Culture in the newly formed cabinet on 12 January. So far he has been fulfilling that responsibility with great success.
TV and film actor Syed Hasan Imam
Syed Hasan Imam is a Bangladeshi actor, reciter and a leading figure in the democratic movement against dictatorship and communalism. He started acting in films in 1970. He started acting in television in 1984. During the pre-liberation war from 1977 to ’71, he directed plays and folk music on the stage of progressive student organizations and political parties. During the mass movement of 1969, the Raktakarbi drama staged at the base of Bangla Academy in the presence of about 10,000 people organized by Sanskriti Sangsad aroused a huge response.
In February 1971, Hasan Imam was convened to form the Protesting Artists’ Association, which boycotted Pakistan Radio and Television programs on the orders of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Under the pressure of the mass movement, the Pakistani government was forced to hand over the responsibility of radio and television to the agitated artist community from March 7. After 25 March, Hasan Imam moved to Mujib Nagar and joined the war of liberation and in 1971 became the head of the drama department of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.
Azam Khan, the emperor of pop music in Bangladesh
He is called the emperor of pop and band music in Bangladesh. His full name is Mohammad Mahbubul Haque Khan. But in the world of music he is known as Azam Khan. During the mass uprising of 1969, Azam Khan took a stand against the Pakistani ruling class. In 1971, at the age of only 21, he jumped into arms for the country in the war of liberation. He took part in several guerrilla operations in Dhaka at that time. His father Aftab Uddin Khan was a senior official of the Secretariat. He made the final decision to go to war with the inspiration of his father.
Azam Khan studied up to HSC. After the liberation war, he could not continue his studies. Entered the world of music. His first concert was shown on Bangladesh Television in 1972. Among the popular songs of Azam Khan are ‘In that slum of the railway line’, ‘Ore Saleka, Ore Malek’, ‘Alal O Dulal’, ‘Anamika’, ‘Abhimani’, ‘Aasi Aasi Bale’ etc. Pop emperor Azam Khan died on June 5, 2011 at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka after a long battle with incurable cancer.
Musician Abdul Jabbar is known as the ‘Voice Fighter’
Legendary musician of Bangladesh Abdul Jabbar. Although he did not directly participate in the liberation war, he inspired the freedom fighters through his songs. For this he is called a vocalist. During the war of independence of Bangladesh in 1971, he sang many songs including ‘Salam Salam Hazar Salam’ and ‘Joy Bangla Banglar Joy’ from Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra to inspire and motivate the freedom fighters. Many people took part in the liberation war inspired by his songs. He also worked with renowned Indian vocalist Hemant Mukherjee during the war to create public opinion in favor of Bangladesh’s war of independence in various parts of Mumbai. At that time, he visited the camps of the freedom fighters of Bangladesh in Calcutta and played harmonies and performed folk songs, which inspired the freedom fighters. He also donated Rs.
Abdul Jabbar has also sung many super hit songs of Bengali films. For his special contribution to music, he was awarded the two highest civilian awards, the Ekushey Padak (1980) and the Swadhinata Puraskar (1996) by the Government of Bangladesh. The legendary singer died on August 30 while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University after suffering from kidney, heart and prostate complications since July 2016.