The Most Valiant Hero Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir
(7th March, 1949-14th December, 1971)
Name: Mohiuddin Jahangir
Birth: March 7, 1949
Birth Place: Village-Rohimgonj, Upazilla- Babugonj, District- Barishal
Father : Abdul Motaleb Hawladar
Mother : Shafia Begum
Designation : Captain
Sector in liberation war: Sector No 07, Sub-sector-Mohodipur
Death : December 14, 1971
Graveyard: Traditional premises of Shona Mosque.
Introduction The Most Valiant Hero Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir
The most valiant captain Mohiuddin Jahangir is a martyred freedom fighter who attended the war from sector number 7’s sub-sector Mohodipur. He is one of the seven who are awarded as the highest martial award of Bangladesh “The Most Valiant”. He was an officer of sector number 7 in the liberation war. He was sacrificed in the war at the bank of river Mohanonda. By his initiative, the freedom fighters made massive destruction to the foes on that region. As a result, the freedom fighters defeated the enemies and made free of that region. To show respect to him, the gate of military barrack has been named after him “Martyr Jahangir Gate”.
Birthplace and Educational quality
Mohiuddin jhangir born on 7th March of 1949 in the village of Rohimgonj of Babugonj Upazilla of Barishal district. His father Abdul Motaleb Hawladar was a farmer and mother Shafia Begum was a housewife. They were three sisters and three brothers. His grandfather Abdur Rahim Hawladar was a sovereign person. Because of his father’s insolvency, he had to leave to his uncle’s house at Patarchar village of Muladi Upazilla at the age of Three and half years.
He started his educational life in 1953 at Patarchor Primary school. Besides playing, he was conscious about politics. In his college life, he learned about the struggle and politics of Lelin, Mao-Setung, Chea Guevara like personalities. He regularly study on the biographical books of Master Da Sujrjo Shen, Hanging of Khudiram, Titumir’s bamboo fort, Loot of weapon house in Chittagong, Pritilota Owardar etc.
After passing the H.S.C. examination he tried to join the air force, but for the eye deficiency, he could not. While he was a student of Statistics at Dhaka University in 1967, he joined the Pakistani Military Academy as a cadet. He got commission in the engineering core on 2nd june of 1968. His number in the military was PSS-10439. He completed course on Officer Basic Course-29 from the Military College of Engineering at Risalpur and Officer Weapon Course from Infantry School of Tactics. On 1969, month of August he had his last vacation in own country.
Contribution in the Liberation war
After starting of the liberation war, he was appointed in Pakistan 173 Engineering Battalion to project of “Pakistan-China Highway”. He rushed to the motherland by crossing the unreachable hilly tracks with only one pistol. On 10June, he took some days vacation and returned to Risalpur of West Pakistan. By taking the life risk, he entered the Shiyalcoat of India ignoring the Pakistani Millitary and border guard. First, he went to the nearby battalion headquarter of BSF. From there to delhi and then Kolkata. It had created much more encouragement to the freedom fighters hearing thae flewing of 4 Bangali Officer from the military. The chief of freedom fighters Colonel Osmani came to receive warmly these valiant. Then he reached to the Bangladesh border. But later he fled with 3 more officers from the West Pakistan and joined as a Sub-Commander at sector-7 at the district of Meherpur under West Bengal on 3rd July. He fought under the sector commander Mejor Nazmul Haque. Their attacks were so ferocious that once thousands of enemies fled away in fear of them.
For showing off Excellencies in different battle field, he was engaged in free the Chapanawabganj town of Rajshahi.To occupies the town sector commander A.N.M. Nuruzzaman formed 3 teams. Mohiuddin Jahangir got the resposibilty of the 3rd team. On 10th December of 1971 with approximate 50 freedom fighters, he entered into Bangladesh and took position int the west of Chapainawabganj’ Baroghoriya. On 11th December there was supposed to bombing by the artillery force of India. But it was not happened. Later on consecutive 2 days, he failed to keep communication with the Indian Force. Later he took decision to attack on the enemy without the help of the Indian Force. And he did that. And the reaching of the victory, he died.
The Way he become Martyr
On 10th December Captain Jahangir, Lieutenant Kaiyum and about 50 freedom fighters took position in the west of Chapanawabganj’s Baroghoriya. At the dawn with only 20 freedom fighters he crossed the Mohananda River from Rehaichor with 3/4 boats. After crossing the river, they preceded on by one occupying enemy stage from the north to the south. His strategy was unpredictable towards the enemies. By proceeding like this, at the end if the victory, the massacre happened. Suddenly, from the above of the dam, East Pakistan Civil Armed Force’s 8/10 soldier came on and started firing unboundly. Without caringof life, Captain Jahangir proceeded. When only one enemy was just left, suddenly a bullet of the enemy stacked on his forehead. He died on spot.
On 1971, 15 December, his dead body was brought to the premises of Shona Mosque. By breaking heart of numerous civil people, freedom fighters, sisters-mothers as laid on the grave here.
He got “The Most Valiant Hero” award for his life sacrifice in the liberation war. As the native village of his was named after his grandfather, later on wishing of the villagemen, it was renamed as “Agarpur” to “Mohiuddin Jahangir” union. By the govt. project, the Barishal Zilla Parishad spent 40 lakh taka with 40 percent land, had built a museum and a library in naming of The Most Valiant Hero Mohiuddin Jahangir.
In Shorupnagar a college was also named by The Most Valiant Hero Mohiuddin Jahangir.