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48th death anniversary of martyr Mohsin Ali Dewan on Monday

  • Published at 12:28 am June 3rd, 2019
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He also played a pivotal role in establishing Bogra Law College

The 48th death anniversary of martyred intellectual Mohsin Ali Dewan will be observed today in a befitting manner.

The Pakistani occupation forces, in association with Jamaat-e-Islami and razakars, had killed Dewan on June 3, 1971 after picking him up from his Bogra residence, according to a media statement issued yesterday.

Mohsin was serving as the principal of Sherpur Degree College and the editor of Saptahik Uttarbanga Bulletin during the 1971 Liberation War.

He had started his career in journalism with the then Ittehad and Insaf daily newspapers. Later, he joined Bogura Azizul Haque Degree College as the Bangla department head, after working at Naogaon Degree College as a teacher.

The founding president of Bogura Press Club, Mohsin had started the publications of literature weekly “Otoeb” and the Bangladesh’s first evening daily Janamat.

He also played a pivotal role in establishing Bogra Law College, Shah Sultan College and Joypurha College. 

To commemorate his sacrifice, Bangladesh Post Office had released a postage stamp, while the government named a road after him in Bogra in his memory.

TMSS, a non-government organisation, has also introduced the “Shaheed Mohsin Ali Dewan Award” on journalism.