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Documentary on General Osmani screened

  • Published at 11:55 pm April 29th, 2017
Documentary on General Osmani screened
A documentary honouring Bangladesh's first Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani was screened at Deepto television headquarters Saturday. The life of the war hero with a long and illustrious career in the military that spanned more than 3 decades was well researched in the documentary “Bangladesh Liberation War Hero General Osmany” made by Journalist and researcher Iqbal Bashar Chowdhury. The documentary presented Major General Osmani's early life and education, his military career starting from the British Indian Army in 1939 to how he joined and formed the Bangladesh Armed Forces. There was particular focus on his efforts to rebuild the Mutki Bahini and his leadership style. After independence, Osmani was a Cabinet Minister during the Government of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a member of parliament. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1983 and flown to London for treatment. He passed away in 1984. Osmani is buried in his hometown of Darga, Sylhet.