Nurul Islam, one of the organizers of the Liberation War and the author of the book ‘Probasir Kotha’ has passed away (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilahi Raziun).
He died at a London hospital on Tuesday evening, January 11. He was 91 years old.
He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter and grandchildren, relatives and numerous admirers.
Adventurous devotee and researcher Nurul Islam has fulfilled his national duty by writing a research book of thousands of pages called ‘Probasir Kotha’. He received a Fellowship of Bangla Academy in 2012 as the author of ‘Probasir Kotha’. In this book, the joys and sorrows of emigration, the advantages and disadvantages of living life and the demands of the countrymen are revealed. This is the first and most reliable document to find the life story of the struggle of the Bengali nation around the world.
Expatriate soul Nurul Islam went to London to study barristery. Here he became involved in the anti-Ayub movement. Nurul Islam took part in this movement and in a short time he gained immense popularity among students and well-wishers.
He was one of the leaders in the formation of the National Federation of Pakistan Associations in Great Britain in 1963. He was also one of the organizers of the establishment of ‘East Pakistan House’ in 1984. He returned to the country in 1978 to meet with national leaders, including Bangabandhu, to determine the strategy for international propaganda. He was arrested and his passport confiscated by the Pakistani government on charges of being involved in a separatist movement in the name of independence for East Pakistan. As a result, he could not return to London in time. This leads to deviation from education.
Writer and researcher Nurul Islam then became active in the propaganda campaign for the 6-point movement from the country. He
He actively participated in the mass uprising of ’69, the elections of 1970 and the liberation war in India. Dewan Farid Ghazi (Representative of State Minister) was the private secretary of Sector 4 and 5 during the war of liberation.
In 1971, as part of the Mujibnagar government’s program, he sought the support of the outside world for the war of liberation. Abdus Samad Azad, a traveling representative of the Government of Bangladesh, visited various European countries, including the United Kingdom. After independence, the war-torn country has made extensive efforts through its European friends to seek international help in rebuilding the country.
In 1982, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formed the Expatriate Bengali Welfare Board for the welfare of expatriates. As a confidant of Bangabandhu, expatriate Nurul Islam became the secretary of this board and worked diligently till 15 August 1975.