Abdul Jabbar

Abdul Jabbar

Full name: Abdul Jabbar
Birth Date:
October 11, 1919
Birth Place:
Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Died: February 21, 1952
Death Place: Dhaka Medical College Hospital
Dhopaghat Krishibazar Primary School
Language Fighter
Spouse (s):
Amena Khatun
Zodiac sign:

Abdul Jabbar is a well-known language martyr of Bangladesh who died during the Bengali Language Movement in 1952. He along with the other three language heroes is considered the source of inspiration to fight against Pakistan during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He was shot with Abdus Salam, Rafiq, and Barkat by the police on February 21, 1952, in erstwhile East Pakistan, and died on the same day.

Abdul Jabbar Early Life:

Abdul Jabbar was born on October 11, 1919, in Panchua, Gaffargaon, Mymensingh, East Bengal, (now Bangladesh). He took his primary education at Dhopaghat Krishibazar Primary School. Jabbar was bound to stop his education due to financial constraints. He began to help his father in agricultural activities. Jabbar left the home and suited in Narayanganj where he comes to close a British gentleman who sent him to Myanmar later with a job.

Personal Life:

Following his coming from Myanmar, Abdul Jabbar married a woman named Amena Khatun. The couple had a son named Nurul Islam Badol. After the death of Jabbar, his brother Abdul Kader married Amena Khatun. She had three children named Rafiqullah, Atiqullah, and Rasheda Khatun by her second marriage. On September 5, 2011, the wife of language martyr Jabbar died of cardiovascular reasons without treatment. Among the four language martyrs Abdus Salam, Rafiq and Barkat only Abdul Jabbar was married.

Language Movement:

Following the marriage of Abdul Jabbar, his mother in law infected by cancer. On February 20, 1952, he came to Dhaka brought with his mother in law in pursuing better treatment. After being admitted to his mother-in-law in hospital, he went to the Dhaka Medical College’s hostel in a student’s room of his village. On February 21, 1952, he went out from the hostel to see what happened during the conflict between students and police. Police fired open on the student’s protests and a bullet hit him.


A dormitory of Jahangirnagar University is named after him and he was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2002.

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