Mohammad Ruhul Amin

Mohammad Ruhul Amin

Full name: Mohammad Ruhul Amin
Birth date:
Birthplace: Bagpanchra, Sonaimuri, Noakhali
Died: December 10, 1971
Education: Sunaimuri High School
Engine Room Artificer
Awards: Bir Sreshtho
Sector no:
2 and 10
Spouse (s):
Not Known
Zodiac sign:

Mohammad Ruhul Amin was a freedom fighter in Bangladesh. He was awarded the highest recognition ‘Bir Sreshtho’ during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. Ruhul Amin was an engine room artificer in the Bangladesh Navy. He fought in sectors 2 and 10 during the liberation war. Amin is considered one of the brave persons who participated in the war across the country.

Early Life:

Mohammad Ruhul Amin was born in 1935 at Bagpanchra, Sonaimuri, Noakhali to his father Mohammad Azhar Patwari, and mother Zulekha Khatun. He completed his schooling at a local school. In 1949, Amin completed matriculation from Sunaimuri High School. Soon afterward, Ruhul Amin joined Pakistan Navy and moved to Karachi for training.

Ruhul Amin Career:

After joining Pakistan Navy, Ruhul Amin went to Pakistan Naval Base at Munroe Island, the Arabian Sea near Karachi for primary training. In 1958, he finished his professional training. Later he was elected for the mechanical course in 1965. In 1968, he transferred to PNS Bakhtiar naval base in Chittagong.

Liberation War:

In 1971, Mohammad Ruhul Amin fled from the naval base. Reaching home, he started giving training on the liberation war to the youth and paramilitary people. Amin joined the liberation war in sector 2 under K M Shafiullah. On December 10, the Pakistan air force started firing toward Padma and Palash warships.

Ruhul Amin was working as an artificer at the Palash warship. Suddenly the engine room of Palash warship caught fire from the heavy bombing. By the bullet, his right hand was completely blown and swam ashore and was killed by Razakars.


BNS Shaheed Ruhul Amin Navy warship is named in his honor. A road in the Saidpur Cantonment Bir Shrestha Ruhul Amin Sarani was named after him. Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium is named after him in Chittagong.

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