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Freedom fighter Shahidul Haque Mama.
Pictured: Freedom fighter Shahidul Haque Mama.

I met him after many years during the glorious Ganojagoron Moncho movement. It felt like meeting the Prince of a fairy tale, but in reality, it was not quite like that. I tell you a true story now.

His name is Syed Shahidul Haque Mama. I suddenly rang him up on his phone. On the other end, Mama roared like a Royal Bengal Tiger, “Dosto, where are you?”

He came to see us where some of his friends, Toffee (and her charming daughters Rhidi and Nandita), Mahmud, Mujib, and I were present. It was like the Latin phrase ‘Veni, vidi, vici’ reportedly written by Julius Caesar in 47 BC as a comment on his short war with Pharnaces II of Pontus in the city of Zela (currently known as Zile, in Turkey).

In fact, on that evening, he came, he saw, and he conquered us once again – a valiant freedom fighter of 1971. His other identity is as the very strong prosecution witness against Abdul Quader Molla, the ‘butcher of Mirpur,’ Dhaka in 1971 in the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).

As my friend, we read together in the Department of History of the University of Dhaka during the period of 1972-76. Everyone is unique and has his or her own individual positive qualities. Humour, loyalty, compassion, trustworthy, friendship, and citizenship are some of the few good qualities a person should have. And he possesses as much of those human qualities. He can be personified as the symbol of purity, sincerity, generosity, bravery and patriotism

A freedom fighter is honoured in all lands and in all times because he fights for a noble cause: the freedom of the motherland. Mama is a freedom fighter of our liberation war of 1971, the true hero, who risked his life in line with spirit of many freedom fighters to bring our country into existence.

He did not fear for his life. He refused his family’s requests to stay home, and ran away to join the war.

The people of Bangladesh fought a glorious war of independence in 1971.
They fought for nine long months and defeated the brutal and well-trained Pakistani forces.

Bangladesh became a free country.

Many freedom fighters gave their lives for the cause of the motherland. We owe our freedom to these noble fighters and their sacrifice for the cause of the motherland.

Mama, the freedom fighter, is one of them. We recalled with inspiration, the historic declaration of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: “The struggle this time is the struggle for freedom, the struggle this time is the struggle for independence.”

Shahidul Haque Mama was inspired by Bangabandhu’s speech, which drove him down this path of freedom. He, like all his compatriots, are immortalised in the history of Bangladesh. His valour still echoes in Mirpur, his determination, many say, knew no bounds. He was a hero who brought about a new wave in our liberation war for independence in the Mirpur area in 1971.

His valour and heroism in 1971 is praiseworthy. Mama recounted the liberation day of Mirpur on January 31, 1972 in which he actively took part. He said, “This was also a great victory for us, since we fought against the last remnants of enemy. For us, that day was a day of celebration because, with our own eyes, we had seen the enemy crushed. We had seen the enemy frozen with fear and surrendered.”

He always expands on the only expectations he has of the nation that differentiates between those who are true and those who are false: Come forward to protect the simple, oppressed, and the freedom fighters, and it will lead to greater welfare. Keep your role in establishing justice in all places, and work for the betterment of the people. Participate to establish a better place to live for our future generation.

What I can really say of a gentleman like Mama is that he is of the utmost civility, nobility, and authenticity, who was self-exiled in Sweden for many years. When the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh was set up in 2009 to investigate and prosecute suspects for the genocide committed in 1971 by the Pakistan Army and their local collaborators, Razakars, Al-Badr, and Al-Shams during the Bangladesh Liberation War, he could not remain silent and stay back in Sweden.

Conscience gave him a good jerk. He returned to his beloved motherland only to give testimony against the butcher of Mirpur. He gave sensational but true revelations in the ICT for the tribunal to pass their verdict of capital punishment for Abdul Quader Molla, the war crimes criminal, when many freedom fighters did not come up to do so. We should salute him for his fearlessness for speaking untold truths in the ICT.

All those who worked with Mama during our independence war of 1971 noted his humility, his charm, his deep concern for the co-fighters, and his incorruptibility – refusing to enjoy the privileges that his reputation might have earned him, and eating, sleeping and training with his comrades.

I believe he can give us knowledge and vivid pictures of our liberation war. I have talked with many of the younger generation regarding his interviews telecast on different TV channels, and they all showed tremendous interest in finding out more from him about our supreme sacrifices, the high magnitude of atrocities committed by the brutal Pakistan Army, and their ugly and barbarous cohort Jamaat-e-Islami and their killing squads: Al-Badr and Al-Shams.

He is a special kind of hero who fights with nothing more than ideas. He slays falsehoods with the sword of truth. He chases bad ideas with good ones. With his simple style, he wants to fight despair with hope; fear with courage; anger with reason; arrogance with humility; ignorance with knowledge; intolerance with forbearance; oppression with perseverance; doubt with trust and cruelty with compassion.

Above all, he speaks truth to power and to those who abuse, misuse, overuse, and are corrupted by power.

I remember Mama in the hopeful, faith-filled and resolute words of American poet James Russell Lowell (“The Present Crisis”):

“When a deed is done for Freedom, through the broad earth’s aching breast…
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide…
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side…
For Humanity sweeps onward: where to-day the martyr stands…
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne…”

When speaking of my great friend Mama, I could be accused of exaggerating his virtues, hyperbolising his contributions to the Bangladesh War of Independence, and overstating his importance to the cause of truthfulness and boldness.

Perhaps I am biased because I hold this great man in such high respect, honour, and admiration.

If I am guilty of bias, it is because seemingly in Bangladesh people have stopped making genuine heroes like Shahidul Haque Mama.

Above all, you may call him one of the true voices of Bangladesh.

159 Responses to “A fearless freedom fighter”

  1. Peter C. Farrell

    Dear Freedom Fighter, Mr. Mama:

    First I heard of you about 3 years back when I was in your country from some of my Bengali colleagues who are great fans of you. I have read a good article on you penned by Mr. Anwar A. Khan in this Opinion Page of http://www.bdnews24.com and I thank him very much for describing you so nicely. I also have read your speeches which are all invulnerable to fear or intimidation in youtube.com I am really happy that Bangladesh has produced such a great hero who fought for his motherland with so much unselfishness, bravery and patriotism during your independence war in 1971. I have learnt that many freedom fighters like you have been recognized with the state honours whereas your name is not included there as yet. I am feeling very sorry for that. You are being neglected. Time flies away faster. Hence, I urge upon the Bangladesh government to give you with a due state honour without further delay because you are now a senior citizen of the country.

    Wishing you good luck and good health.

    Sincerely

    Peter Farrell

  2. Bithika Sahani Chowdhury

    Dear Mr. Khan:

    Your choice of subject-matter is excellent. Your focus on a great and veteran freedom fighter, Mr. Shahidul Mama is a highly commendable task. Mr. Mama’s face is very familiar to us. We saw him on the podium of Ganojagoron Moncho Movement and heard of many inspiring speeches from him demanding capital punishment for notorious Kader Mollah, the butcher of Mirpur and all other brutal war criminals.

    We have seen Mr. Mama speaking fearlessly about the truths in many TV talk-shows which we have never heard from any other persons. Congratulations, Great Mr. Mama, for inspiring us continuously.

    Thanks very much the http://www.bdnews24.com authorities for tmely publishing this article.

    Mr. Mama well deserves a suitable national award from the state which is yet to happen. I wish that he soon receives such a state recognition from the government for the great services he rendered to us during our liberation war in 1971 and thereafter.

    Congrats to everybody above from the core of my heart.

    Kind regards.
    Sincerely yours
    Bithika Sahani Chowdhury

  3. B. K. Lee

    Dear Mr. Mama,

    Congratulations on your brave fighting for creation of Bangladesh. You are a great hero for your liberation war struggle. You worked hard, and proved to yourself and everyone what you are capable of. I believe your patriotism will be remembered by your people for a long time.

    My good wishes are always with you.

    Congrats to you again!

  4. Zamilur Rashid Jack

    Dear freedom fighter Mr. Mama:

    To hear you speak is always a great pleasure. A French Novelist has said :”Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloosm.” By fighting; by establishing Bangladesh in 1971, you have made us the said charming gardeners.

    Look at the comments. Huge rich tributes are already paid to you. More tributes are pouring in for you. People are speaking for you. Ii is undoubtedly a great achievement for you.

    I bow my head and salute you for all the good deeds you did for us during our liberation war.

    I’m so proud of you.

    Fond regards,
    ZR Jack

  5. Natali Raahmani

    Dearest Mr. Mama: Congratulations on reaching your goal. You did a lot for the country. Bangladesh was born. But it is very sad that we have not been able to accord you with any important state honour in recognition of your great services rendered by fighting and establishing Bangladesh! We earnestly appeal to the government to duly honour a great hero of our liberation war like you with a state recognition of great significance.

    Heart-felt congratulations and best wishes for you, once again.

    Regards,

    Natali

  6. Rehana Shafik

    2nd May, 2015

    Dear Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama,

    Congratulations!

    We are very proud of you because great people like you fought brave-fully for our independence war in 1971. So, 0ur beloved Bangladesh came into being.

    Your abilities to organize and motivate your co-team were a real asset to the Mama Bahini that you led. Your motivation and persistence made all the difference in making the achievement of the country possible.

    Thank you very much for your kind fights for Bangladesh.

    Regards,
    RS

  7. Ratan Rasek Rahman

    Dear Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama:

    We are pleased to commend you for the excellent performance of duty you undertook during the liberation war in 1971. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Devoted and tireless contributions of a valued freedom fighter like yourself are needed to help our country grow and be more responsive to our people.

    I wish to salute you for jobs well done in 1971 and afterwards.

    Long live great Mr. Mama.

    Sincerely,
    Ratan Rasek Rahman

  8. Bazlur Rashid

    Dear Mr. Mama:

    Your admirable performance during our liberation merits greater recognition. The state should recognize you with some national awards. The government should seriously consider this matter.

    Congrats to Mr. Mama. I wish you a long life in good health.

  9. Students

    Dear Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama,

    Monisha Hoque, Natasha Yeasmin, Faruk Ahmed, Sadrul Bashir and Jolly Hoque, we are all College students. We jointly wish to congratulate you for your bravery and fighting to liberate Bangladesh in 1971. If we were in your age during that glorious time, we would have definitely gone to the battle field to fight the cruel Pakistani forces and their brutal local collaborators- Jamaat-e-Islami war criminals to attain our beloved, Bangladesh. Anyway, great Mama, please accept our heart-felt appreciation for liberating the country along with all other great freedom fighters.

    Long live great Mama to inspire us to fight for the noble causes for our beloved country.

    Best regards.

    Truly yours,
    All students

  10. Anwar A. Khan

    Dear All:

    To read more about Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama and his many fearless important speeches, you may kindly visit the website: http://www.youtube.com and search using the words “ Freedom Fighter, Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama.”

    Kind regards.

    Sincerely,

    Anwar A. Khan

  11. Jalil Ahmed Badal

    Dear Khan,

    Greetings of the day! I am writing this note with a hope that you will accept my offer of gratefulness because you have written a piece on our great friend, Mama, the valiant freedom fighter. I must say you have correctly described what Mama actually bears in his inner soul. In these difficult times, he can be considered a rare species of human being.

    Liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit have made Mama extra-ordinary.The omnipresent unselfishness in him made him also an extraordinary personality, an eminent citizen of the country. Mama deeply loves Bangladesh. He is a true patriot and fearless in speaking the truths.

    I cannot quite express my great joy at your account on this great gentleman! By writing such an article, you have rendered a yeoman service to the cause of a veteran fighter, Syed Shahidul Haque Mama. Thus you have made all your class-mates and friends proud of.
    Let the Almighty bless you with more success!

    Yours sincerely,

    Badal

  12. Anton Bergmann

    Dear Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama:

    A Belgian is speaking here for a great hero like you. My father was a journalist during your independence war of 1971 who visited your country many times. I have heard many courageous and patriotic happenings from my father in your country during that time which occurred due to brave fighting of your freedom fighters. It is because of great people like you, you could have been successful in achieving Bangladesh. I wish to greet you in a friendly way.

    Stay tuned and in good health!

    Adieu.
    Sincerely,

    Bergmann

  13. Kazi Ruliyea Karim

    Dear Mr. Shahidul Haque Mama,

    I would like to express my good wishes and thanks for your selfless service during our liberation war in 1971.

    Congratulations! I hope you have a long, lovely life to inspire us telling those glorious moments of our history.

  14. Kamrul Hassan

    Dear Mr. Anwar A. Khan :

    I went through your article about a fearless freedom fighter, Mr. Mama. I have leant many unknown good qualities of his character through your write-up. He is a perfect gentleman. Your piece was found profoundly enjoyable when I read it. I thank you very much. Every freedom fighter should be like that.

    My heart-felt enthusiastic approval goes to Messrs Mama and Khan!

    Yours truly.

    K.Hassan

  15. Chowdhury Jafar Ahmed

    Dearest Khan,

    It was literally a great experience to read about the bravery and achievements of freedom fighters, such as, Shaidul Mama. You have tried your level best to depict all the happenings, and deeds that were undertaken during our liberation war. Hats- off to you for your sincere efforts in upholding the glories of our Freedom Fighters, such as, Shaidul Mama and let’s not forget the people who bravely fought and died for their motherland and last but not the least, those mothers and sisters who were dishonoured by the cruel Pakistani Army and their ferocious local associate i.e. the war criminals for whom the trials are now being conducted in the country to duly punish them. Let us hope that every war criminal is awarded with the highest punishment.

    With salaam and best regards,

    JAFAR

  16. Mohsin Ferdous Ahmad

    Dear Mama,

    When I see your face and hear your voice, I feel very proud of you and it seems to me that you are my kinsman. I am seeing a genuine hero in front of me. You are an honourable person to me and to my family members. You are an ideal freedom fighter. We are delighted to have a great personality; a great freedom fighter amongst us. A most revered person as you are, I salute you, Mr. Mama.

  17. শাহানা জেসমিন

    অকুতভয় বীর মুক্তিযোদ্ধা শীহদুল হক মামা বাংলাদেশের তো বটেই সারা বিশ্বে অনুসরণযোগ্য একজন ব্যক্তিত্ব ।ন্যায় প্রতিষ্ঠার সংগ্রামে সর্বদাই অগ্রপথিক যিনি তাঁকে মাইল ফলক ভাবলেও অতুক্তি হবে না।মামাকে কাছে থেকে দেখার সৌভাগ্য হয়েছে আমার,উনার স্নেহধন্যা হতে পেরে আমি গর্বিত।বাংলাদেশের জন্য মামার যে ত্যাগ, স্বর্ণাক্ষরে খঁচিত রবে ইতিহাসের পাতায়।ধন্যবাদ আনোয়ার খান সাহেব, মামাকে সুন্দরভাবে উপস্থাপন করে দায়িত্বশীলতার পরিচয় দেবার জন্য।আমি মামা ও আপনার নিরাপদ সুস্হ সাবলীল দীর্ঘায়ু কামনা করি। ধন্যবাদান্তে শাহানা জেসমিন।

    • Anwar A. Khan

      Dear Madam Poetess (Shahana Jesmin),

      Good evening.

      Your commendation note is highly praiseworthy; the choice of your words and rich language are highly laudable. Your comments are very inspiring to both of Mama, the great freedom fighter and the author of this piece.

      Mama has also spoken to me very highly of you because of your writing quality on poems.

      Long live in good health. I also wish you all the best.

      Ciao for the time being.

      Very truly yours,

      Khan

  18. Erika Williams

    Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama:

    I live in Vienna. I have visited Bangladesh many times on official purpose. I am now in Dhaka for a short stay. I have heard of you many times via my friends here. You are a great hero of your liberation war in 1971. Bdnews24.com is thankful for publishing this article in their English Opinion Page written by your great friend, Mr. Anwar A. Khan. It is well-written on a valiant freedom fighter like you. I strongly commend Mr. Khan for his nicely portraiture of your kindself.

    Cheers to Mr. Mama and Mr. Khan!

    Yours truly

    Erika Williams

  19. Mustafizur Rahman Chowdhury

    Dear Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama,

    Famed Novelist Ralph Marston said : “Truly appreciate those around you of great calibre, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate lives of great freedom fighters, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” Mama, I truly appreciate you for your deep love for our homeland and your great fight during our liberation war to achieve Bangladesh.

    My kudos to you, great Mama!

    Sincerely,
    Mustafiz

  20. Hamidur Rahman

    Dear Mr. Mama,

    I wish to deeply you congratulate you for your participation in the war of our liberation in 1971. You valiantly fought for establishing Bangladesh. Your patriotism is highly praiseworthy. You speak the truths fearlessly. All these inspire us to a great extent.

    Long live great Mr. Mama in good health to inspire us in the days to come. I am with you along with my near and dear ones.

    Congrats to you, once again!

  21. Masudul Hoque

    Dear Mr. Anwar A. Khan:

    I wish to highly appreciate you to write a great piece on a veteran freedom fighter, Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama. Through your article, we have learnt many good traits of his personality which are now-a-days un-thinkable. I thank you very much for paying your rich tributes to your close friend.

    Dearest Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama,

    We wish to make it a habit to tell people thank you especially the great patriot people like you. We are expressing our appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.

    Kindest regards,

    Masudul Hoque

  22. Jeniffer Hossain

    Dear Mr. Mama:

    I believe as Philosopher Randy Pausch once said : “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other” and this is applicable to your case from us. I strongly believe you deserve to receive our gratitude from the bottom of our hearts because of your brave role in fighting and defeating the extremely wicked, deeply criminal Pakistani Forces and their fierce collaborator Jamaat-e-Islami war criminals in 1971.

    Great Mr. Mama, being a generation student, I wish to congratulate you.

    Yours sincerely,
    JH

  23. Nadia Ahmed

    Dear,Shahidul Haque Mama,

    U are truly an inspiration to love our motherland more nd more.Salute to u for ur fearless contribution towards ur country.without ur contribution it wont be easy to achieve win-freedom in 1971 independence war.we all are proud of u nd grateful to u too.

    thank u too mr Anwar A Khan..for this type of write up!!its really a tribute to great freedom fighter a great person Shahidul Hauqe Mama!!

    • Anwar A. Khan

      Dear Nadia,

      Good evening.

      Thanks for your valuable comments.

      Our Mama is a great hero and patriotic personality of our liberation war. He truly deserves national/gallantry awards from the state.

      With fond affection.

      Sincerely yours

      Khan

  24. Nadia Ahmed

    Shahidul Haque Mama,

    U are truly an inspiration to love our motherland more nd more.Salute to u for ur fearless contribution towards ur country.without ur contribution it wont be easy to achieve win-freedom in 1971 independence war.we all are proud of u nd grateful to u too.

    thank u too mr Anwar A Khan..for this type of write up!!its really a tribute to great freedom fighter a great person Shahidul Hauqe Mama!!

  25. Afroza Akhtar

    veteran freedom fighter Shahidul Haque Mama,

    Salute to u for ur glorious history during our memorable independence war in 1971.I dont think it would have been possible to give Quader Molla’s death penalty without your testify and your activities during Gonojagoron Moncho Aandolon.nd also we are proud of you.

    nd Anwar Khan, u also deserves a special thanks,because of u we came to know lots of things about Mama’s glorious history. keep it up.

    • Anwar A. Khan

      Dear Afroza,

      Good evening.

      I wish to salute your kind comments which will inspire me to a great extent to write more such articles on our freedom fighters as well as on our glorious liberation war.

      Kind regards.

      Yours truly

      Khan

  26. Quazi Shafiqul Isalm

    প্রিয় জনাব খান,
    আপনাকে সংগ্রামী ছালাম। আপনাকে অভিনন্দন, নির্ভীক মুক্তিযোদ্দা সহিদুল হক মামার ব্যাপারে তার সাহসিকতা, ১৯৭১ দেশের স্বাধীনতায় তার (মুক্তিযুদ্দে) ভুমিকার মূল্যায়ন আপনি যে ভাষায় বর্ণনা করেছেন তা সত্যি জাতি দীর্ঘদিন গর্ভের সাথে মনে রাখবে, মনে রাখা উচিৎ। মামার নির্ভীক কর্মকাণ্ডের ব্যাখ্যায় আপনি যে ভাষা চয়ন করেছেন তা সত্যি অভিভূত হওয়ার মত। আমার বড় দুঃখ হয়। যাদের সাহসিকতার জন্য আমাদের দেশের জন্ম, মামার ন্যায় এরূপ নির্ভীক যোদ্দাদের মুল্যায়ন করার একটি নেতাও আমাদের নাই। তবে আপনাদের মত কলম যোদ্দাদের লেখনীতেই মামার মত নির্ভীক যোদ্দারা অনুপ্রানিত। আমি বিশ্বাস রাখতে চাই যে পৃথিবীর মহান নির্ভীক যোদ্দাদের নামের পার্শে মামার নাম উজ্জ্বল তারকার মত ঝলঝল করে জ্বলবে। আপনার এই মুল্যবান লেখায় পৃথিবীর বহু মানুষ এই উন্নতশির নির্ভীক মুক্তিযোদ্দা মামা-কে জানতে পেরেছে। পুনরায় আপনাকে সংগ্রামী স্যালুট। আপনার মাধ্যমে মামাকেও সংগ্রামী স্যালুট। আপনি দীর্ঘজীবী হউন। মহান আল্লাহ্‌ আপনাকে এবং আপনার পরিবারের সকল সদস্য-কে দীর্ঘজীবী করুন।

    কাজী শফিকুল ইসলাম,
    মিতালী রোড, ঝিকাতলা, ঢাকা।

    • Anwar A. Khan

      Dear Mr. Quazi Shafiqul Islam:

      Good evening.

      Your comments are very well drafted using rich language. Your each and every word is well crafted and highly inspiring. I feel honoured and proud of your statement. Please accept my kudos from the bottom of my heart.

      Be well. God bless you all the while.

      Adieu.

      Sincerely yours,

      Khan

  27. Rahman Anisuzzaman

    Dear Great Freedom Fighter, Mr. Mama :

    I was a freedom fighter during our liberation war in 1971. On behalf of a freedom fighter, I wish to congratulate you deeply from my heart. I can remember how you did liberate Mirpur on 31st January, 1972 along with other freedom fighters.

    Your strong witness against Kader Mollah, the butcher of Mirpur in the ICT-1 is a burning example of your bravery and patriotism. I salute you.

    Your active participation in the Ganojagoron Moncho Movement seeking capital punishment for the war criminals including the butcher of Mirpur is highly commendable. Please accept my best regards.

    Sincerely,
    Rahman Anisuzzaman, FF

  28. Edith C. Wharton

    Dear Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama:

    Congrats and deep respect to your kindness because I have come to know about your bravery, commitment, patriotism and deep love for the country you fought for and finally, you were successful in achieving it.

    Bravo, my brother, for the immense services you have rendered to your country, Bangladesh during and after your liberation war.

    Regards,
    Edith C. Wharton

  29. Mihir Roy Chaudhury

    Dear Mr. Mama.

    I salute you from the bottom of my heart. My Dad was also a freedom fighter in 1971. Like you, he also left his family members un-noticed to join our glorious liberation war. We have achieved Bangladesh because of the great people like you.

    Congrats to Mr. Mama and all other freedom fighters!

  30. Ruhul Islam Chowdhury

    Mr. Mama,

    The name of Mr. Mama is a very familiar name in our family because of your great role during our independence war in 1971.

    A life of success and achievement is a direct result of utilizing the power of positive thinking, courage and patriotism. Mr. Mama, you did it very well. You deserve a gallantry award/national award from the state. The government should consider the matter seriously for you.

    Congratulations to great Mama! I wish you all happiness.

  31. Mithila Parvin Hoque

    Dear Mr. Mama,

    Congratulations on your great success for achievement of Bangladesh. You have made us all proud.

    Your dedication, enthusiasm, fearless fighting with the most brutal Pakistani Junta and their equally brutal associate i.e. the war criminals belonged to the Pakistani criminal organization, Jamaat-e-Islami. Your all actions are really inspiring.

    I wish you many years of great achievements!

    Keep up the good work! We are with you.

    Regards,

    Yours truly

    MPH

  32. Jashim Shehab Ahmed

    Dear veteran FF Mr. Mama,

    Congratulations on doing such a great job during our liberation war and for creating Bangladesh in 1971.

    With great enthusiasm and hard work like yours, success was certain to be achieved. Well done. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement of Bangladesh for us all in 1971.

    May you be blessed with many loving years ahead!

    Best Regards,
    Shehab

  33. Javed Hashmi

    Dear Mr. Shahidul Haque Mama:

    You are a fiery revolutionist. You fought for our motherland with all valour and patriotism. So, we won independence in 1971. Bangladesh was born. We deeply love our homeland and also equally love you.

    I’m so happy for you!

    Congratulations to you, Great Mama.

  34. Majid Mahmud

    Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama:

    Dear Sir,

    I am writing to commend you because you are one of the great sons of this soil who has attained the specific achievement i.e. Bangladesh after being fought a bloody war in 1971. I wish to highly praise you and give approvals regarding the achievement. Words fail to describe how I feel proud of you for the great achievement for which you went out of your home once at such a young age and finally won Bangladesh defeating the ill-famed Pakistani Army and their infamous collaborator, the Jamaat-e-Islami war criminals and their killing outfits, Al-Bdar and Al-Shams Forces.

    Hats-off to you, great Mama.

    Congratulations to the writer of this piece that brilliantly portrayed your personality with great emphasis. This will definitely arouse deep love and patriotism in my soul for the country because I am now at a young age and also a student.

  35. Munshi Atikur Rahman

    Dear Mr. Anwar A. Khan,

    I wish to commend you for writing such a noble Note of Tributes to Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama, the valiant freedom fighter of our liberation war.

    Mr. Mama : Your face is well known to me because I have seen you many times during the Ganojagoron Moncho Movement from where we heard your roaring voice in an articulate manner inspiring the audience.

    I congratulate http://www.bdnews24.com to enable us to discover Mama, the great freedom fighter, anew once again.

    With felicitation to you all.

  36. Kirsten Rolffes

    Dear Mr. Khan,

    How are you doing? I am a Danish poet and have some friends in Bangladesh. I know about http://www.bdnews24.com internet newspaper. If I get time, I try to learn about your country through this newspaper. Recently, I have read your article “A fearless freedom fighter” on a great freedom fighter of your country, Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama. It is well-written and readable. Mr. Mama is a man of huge human qualities as I have learnt from your article. I wish to offer my best regards to this gentleman.

    I understand the war crimes’ trials are going on in the right direction. The perpetrators must receive due punishment because they deserve it. I hope justice is going to be established soon for the families of victims despite it is late. I am siding with your brave and patriotic people.

    My deep respect to you too.

    Yours truly,

    K.Rolffes

  37. Mukti Amin Ahmad

    Mr. Mama:

    You are a brave hero of our liberation war for which we respect you so much. Through this article of Mr. Khan, we have come to know about your so many good qualities which are all inspiring to us all whom we belong to the new generation. Had I been in your age in 1971, I would also take part in the liberation of our country from the brutalism carried out to us by the Pakistani Army and their local terrible companions, Jamaat-e-Islami, Al-Badr and Al-Shams.

    Hats-off to great Mama. Down with the war criminals. Long live Bangladesh.

  38. University Students

    Dear Mr. Mama :

    We, the University Students, Nabil Ferdows, Rehana Matin, Swastika Chakraborty, Mrittika Hoque, Ali Imam, Jahanara Hoque and Jatin Chakma, feel very proud of you because you bravely fought like other freedom fighters during our liberation war in 1971. Thus Bangladesh came into being on 16th December, 1971. You are a great chapter of history of Bangladesh creation. We salute you from the core of our hearts.

    Sincerely,

    University Students

  39. Munir Muhiuddin

    The Great Patriot, Mr. Mama :

    I love you. I respect you. I admire you. I congratulate you. Why? Because you are a great freedom fighter. Because you are Bangladesh like all other freedom fighters. You are my golden Bengal. So, I love you. I salute you deeply.

    With deepest regards.

  40. Nitish Barua

    Mr. Mama, The Great,

    Please accept my deepest salute for your great role in creating Bangladeshi. Your freedom fighting in 1971 is a glorious chapter in our history. I also equally salute all other great freedom fighters who fought valiantly for our homeland. I am a student. I am being highly inspired by the valuable contributions that you made to our liberation war.

    Congrats to Great Mama and all other freedom fighters.

    Khan, I congratulate you for your well written rich tribute to Mama.

    I also thank bdnews24.com authorities very much for publishing such a good write-up to let us to know about a great hero of our independence war which can inspire us a lot.

  41. Abdul Jail Ruhani

    Great Mr. Mama:

    I am your great fan! I saw you several times at Shahbagh during our Ganojagoron Movement. You made so many inspiring speeches from there which I still remember with great respect. I also saw you in many TV talk-shows where you spoke the truths fearlessly for which I admire you from the bottom of my heart.

    I recall with highest regards about your valiant fight in freeing our beloved country, Bangladesh from the Pakistani Junta and the Jamaati brutal war criminals.

    Long Live Mama in good health.

    With regards,

    AJR

  42. Nishita Quirieshi

    Mr. Syed Shahidul Haque Mama,

    I just wanted to write you quickly to say how much I appreciate your great role in establishing Bangladesh in 1971. Your dedication and “In it to Win it” patriotism is just what was expected by the country and our people. We are fortunate enough to have someone of your calibre during our liberation war and I am honored to have you as a great freedom fighter.

    Thank you, Mama. With your ethical standard as I learnt, I am sure you would go too far positively in this country.

    Regards,
    Nishita

  43. Hamidur Rahman Chowdhury

    Mr. Mama,

    Welcome and greetings to you.

    Your fearless fighting with the cruel Pakistani Army and their local unqualified and terrible companion, Jamaat-e-Islami goons and the savage Biharis during our liberation war is highly praiseworthy. I wish to salute you with my highest regards.

    I wish you to pass the days ahead in good health and spirit to inspire us so that we can also become great persons like you!

    Thank you very much.

  44. F.H. Noman

    Dear Mr. Mama,

    You are a befitting a warrior and a great patriot, whatever I have learnt from other distinguished citizens of the country. Your good deeds for creation of Bangladesh and your valour in freeing the Mirpur areas from the non-Bengali (Biharis) goons on 31st January, 1972 are also highly laudable. I being a new generation student would like to salute you for your bravery and utmost patriotism.

    I wish you all the best.

    Mr. Khan, it is a good readable piece on a great freedom fighter like Mama. Please accept my plaudit for allowing us to read this valuable article.

    Yours sincerely
    F.H. Noman

  45. Nahid Amin

    Dear Mr. Mama:

    Thank you for the good work you did to our nation in 1971. We have achieved Bangladesh because of great people like you.

    Congratulations and thank you again for the good work for us all.

  46. Miron Hamid

    Mr. Mama,

    I am pleased to note your good work in making our homeland, Bangladesh.

    I would like to express my heart-felt thanks to you.

    Long live Great Mama.

  47. Laila Latif

    Veteran Freedom Fighter Mr. Mama:

    I take my hats off to you for your love for Bangladesh. Because you fought so bravely like other freedom fighters for which we have won Bangladesh. You are truly a great patriot.

    Well done! Kudos!

    In appreciation,

    Yours truly,

    Laila

  48. Ahmed Nasiruddin

    Bravado to Mr. Mama, the valiant freedom fighter!

    I salute you for the great sacrifices you made in 1971 to achieve Bangladesh.

    I also salute Mr. Khan for writing such a nice piece on our great Mama.

    I am very much thankful to http://www.bdnews24.com for publishing the article at the right time.

  49. Juthi Hoque Rahman

    Dear Mr. Mama: I feel very proud of you like great person. When I remember our glorious liberation war, faces of many freedom fighters come to my mind and I remember them with great respect.

    Congrats to great Mr. Mama and please accept my best regards.

    Sincerely,

    Juthi

  50. Bidisha Chowdhury

    Dear Mr. Mama,

    I wish to congratulate you for the great role you played in 1971 for creation of Bangladesh!

    Bangladesh is for us only; not for any Jamaat-e-Islami criminals, the war criminals and their supporters and friends.

    • Kazi Mohammad Isha

      It is well known that, in historical sailed what was written is not changeable. You were proved that, being a GREAT MAMA you were written an excellent articles for your friends , it is not enough to said that you are not only the courageous but also brashness. I can quote that you are a volcano in the path which you may arise at any moment. As a student of the history in the year 1978, I red salute you MAMA. We are always with you and may Almighty ALLAH bless you.
      Kazi Mohammad Isha

      • Syed Shahidul Haque Mama

        Dear Dosto Isha:

        Your inspiring comments are highly laudable! I am feeling very proud of you because you have written well for your friend and class-mate. I also salute you too for inspiring me.

        In closing, I must thank you very much.

        Yours truly,
        Mama

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