Full name: Nur Mohammad Sheikh
Birth date: February 26, 1936
Birth place: Moheshkhali, Narail
Died: September 05, 1971
Death Place: Goalhati, Jessore
Education: Seven Grade
Occupation: Lance Nayek
Awards: Bir Sreshtho
Sector no: 8
Spouse (s): Fazilatunnesa
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Nur Mohammad Sheikh is a famous martyred freedom fighter of Bangladesh. The great hero was awarded highest recognition of Bangladesh liberation war ‘Bir Sreshtho’ along with other six heroes. He was also Lance Nayek in East Pakistan Rifles like Munshi Abdur Rouf during the liberation war. Nur participated in the war under sector 8. He died savings his fellow soldiers at Goalhati in Jessore.
Nur Mohammad Early Life:
Nur Mohammad Sheikh was born on February 26, 1936, in a poor family in Moheshkhali, Narail. Mohammad Amanat Sheikh his father and his mother is Mosammat Jinnatunnesa Khanam whom lost the hero very early stage of life. He had to stop education at seven grade from the local school.
He was passionate about theatre in early childhood. Sheikh joined East Pakistan Rifles on March 14, 1959. He was appointed at the Dinajpur sector finishing elementary training.
Nur Mohammad Career:
Nur Mohammad Sheikh kicked off career journey as Lance Nayek in the East Pakistan Regiment on March 14, 1959. He worked in the Dinajpur border for a long time. On July 10, 1970, he was transferred from Dinajpur to Jessore. Sheikh participated in the liberation war of Bangladesh under sector 8 which is formed with Jessore area.
On September 5, 1971, making the captain of the Standing Patrol team to Nur Mohammad Sheikh sending to Goalhati, Jessore. Suddenly at the morning, Pakistan army started firing from three sides tracing the Patrol. Then Mukti Bahini starts to repeat firing toward Pakistanis but didn’t able to rescue the Patrol.
Meanwhile, his fellow soldiers Nannu Mia shot and he started carrying him toward a safe zone. He started shot gun from different places to confuse the Pakistanis as they didn’t trace that there are only five fighters, but there a lot of them.
Unfortunately, he was hit by a mortar and injured seriously even though Nur continued firing as fellow soldiers can escape safely. At this moment, his fellow soldiers Sepoy Mostafa urged him to go with them. But Nur Mohammad refused to go and kept on fighting until the death.
Nur Mohammad is survived by his widow Begum Fazilatunnesa and son Golam Mostafa. Birshreshtha Noor Mohammad Public College at Pilkhana named after him. He was buried at Kashipur, Sharsha, Jessore.