The government has recognised 58 more cultural personalities of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra and cultural organisations which were formed during the Liberation War as freedom fighters.
Before this, 195 other artists and staff of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra had already been inducted as freedom fighters, including their medical team who had aided the war effort.
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The Liberation War Affairs Ministry on Tuesday released a gazette announcing the induction.
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra was the radio broadcasting centre of Bengali nationalist forces during the Liberation War in 1971. It had played a vital role in boosting the morale of Bangladeshis during the war.
List of people recognised as freedom fighters
MR Akhtar Mukul,Filmmaker
Khandaker Razu Ahmed,
Mehzabin Bugum (Queen),
Hazrat Ali Bayati,
Amirul Islam Prodhan,
Abul Kalam Azad,
Muhammad Niaz Uddin,
Shamsher Ali Prodhan,
Poritosh Kumar Saha,
Hazen Chandra Pahari,
Abu Bakar Siddique Prodhan,
Poritosh Kumar Saha,Manuscript Writer
Ekramul Haque Chowdhury,
AM Shafiul Rahman Dulu,
Timir Nandi,Event Organiser
Mezbah Uddin Ahmed,
Nazrul Islam (Anu Islam),
Dr Dilip Kumar Dhar,Sub-Editor
Poet Niranjan Adhikari (Sobuj Chakrabarti),
Shah Salauddin Sajjad
This story was originally published in Bangla Tribune