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Liberation War hero Biplob Ghosh lives at others’ houses


Published : 02 Sep 2020 08:59 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 08:41 PM

Once Biplob was a brave soldier and he snatched away the freedom of the country, contributed to cultural arena in Jhenaidah town with his bamboo made fluid, now in his seventies he lives at other’s house at their mercy as he does not have any house for his own.

Bipob Kumar Ghosh, 68, of Chaklapara area in Jhenaidah town said he participated in the Liberation War against the occupying Pakistani rulers after training from Petrapole and Chakulia in Vihar of India. He fought under the leadership of late group Commander Shahjahan Ali and Golam Mustafa (ex lawmaker of Jhenidah-1 constituency). Biplob participated in many battles against the autocratic rulers.

But a few years after the Liberation War in 1971, the higher secondary passed young man was affected by mental shock for any reason and treated at Pabna mental hospital in 175 and 1990. Later the heroic son was provided with the government’s monthly honourarium and an allowance as a mentally retarded person.

As he does not have any house for his own, now lives in the house of his younger brother Santosh Ghosh alias Bablu Ghosh at Chaklapara. Bablu Ghosh’s wife Shefali Ghosh takes care of her elder brother-in-law in respect anyway at her convenient time. He became landless when his father had sold out his properties before his death.

According to the heroic soldier, the government of Sheikh Hasina, the success and worthy daughter of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been leading the country. 

She has been doing her best for the heroic sons freedom fighters (FFs) as they FFS fought by the calls of Bangabandhu in 1971 and brought the liberty of the country after nine months battle against the Pakistani rulers where about 30 lakh Bengali people had sacrificed their lives an two lakhs of mothers lost their chastity during the time.

Contacted Jhenaidah district unit ex commander of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad Golam Mostafa Loton said Bipob was a brave soldier during the Liberation War in 1971. He participated in battle against the occupying forces with courage as per the guidance of his commanders. 

Now the once hero is almost disabled and mentally retarded. As he doesn’t have any land or house for his own, no one virtually shows cordial interest in nursing him.

If the Prime Minister could ensure a single house for FF Biplob Ghosh, the Liberation War soldier could breathe his last in own house without living at others’ mercy at last.