Motiur Rahman was born on 29th of October 1941 in his father’s house called Mobarak Lodge which was located in 109 Aga Sadek Road of old Dhaka. Moulabhi Abdus Samad and Syeda Mobarrak-un-nessa were his parents. Motiur was the 6th of their 11 children including 9 sons and 2 daughters.
He studied to Dhaka Collegiate School till class six and then got admitted to Public School of Pakistan Airlines at Sargoda. After Matriculation exam with distinction mark he joined Pakistan Airlines in 1961. In June 1963 he got commission from Risalpur PAF college and was appointed as General Duty Pilot.
After completing Jet Conversion course at Mouripur of Karachi he became jet pilot at Peshawar.
We know that during liberation war our country was divided into eleven sectors to operate the fight against the Pakistani Military. But, many of us don't know the areas of the eleven sectors and the name of those brave freedom fighters who commanded those sectors. So, let us know about the sectors of the liberation war of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh was divided into eleven sectors on 11th of July 1971 in a cabinet meeting of the temporary Government of Bangladesh. Each sectors were divided into two sub sectors to run the operations more efficiently and each sector was appointed a sector commander. Colonel M A G Osmani was appointed as the Commander in Chief and also the commander of sector 10. Sector 10 included the Naval Commandos and Special Force. Lieutenant Colonel Abdur Rab and Group Captain A K Khandaker was appointed as Chief of Army staff and deputy Chief of Army staff & Chief of Air Force respectively. The sector commander was appointed from the officers who left Pakistani Army to join the Mukti Bahini. Now we will see the areas and sectors commanders of eleven sectors.
In this post I will try to highlight the days of November, 1971...
2nd November : Pakistan declared war against India on 3rd December 1971, but only one month before the declaration Mrs Gandhi said in London, "We in India are determined that we are not going to be saddled with another country's problem. All the refuges must go back."
9th November : The first naval fleet of Bangladesh NAVY consisting of six small patrol vessels were inaugurated.
19th November : The 2nd Battery of Bangladesh Artillery was raised on this day of 1971 in Ukitala of India with six 3.7 inch howitzer. On the first day the howitzer pounded the Positions of Pakistani Army in Jakiganj and Atgram of Sylhet on 26th November. 8 East Bengal Regiment captured Shamser Nagar with the fire with the fire support of the 2nd Field Battery. During the Z force and Indian Army the accurate and timely fire support of the Battery in places like Juri, Gazipur, Fultala, Shagarnal, Bharmman Bazar and Moulabi Bazar created panic and devastation among the Pakistani invaders.
20th November : The peace loving people of US created the forum "Americans for Bangladesh" and arranged a poetry recital program on evening of this day in Saint George Church, New York.