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The Last Warrior

April 15, 2013

Revolutionary movement is not an anarchist movement, nor is it merely a terrorist movement. The revolutionaries do not aim to create anarchy or chaos. While it is a fact that they do occasionally resort to terrorism, their ultimate object is not terrorism but revolution and the purpose of the revolution is to install a National Government, ”said Subhas Chandra Bose. (See Do and Die: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34 by Manini Chatterjee)

Binod Bihari Chowdhury proved it right through his work since the Chittagong armory raid. He remained a revolutionary till the last day of his life, yet he never resorted to violence for the rest of his life.

Leaving millions of mourning Bengalis at home and abroad, on April 10, Binod Bihari Chowdhuri , the last of the Chittagong revolutionaries, passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata.

People from all walks of life pay tribute to this brave heart

People from all walks of life pay tribute to this brave heart

His body was flown back to Dhaka. The national flag-draped coffin was laid before the Shaheed Minar, national monument for language martyrs, for few hours, but thousands of mourners gathered ignoring scorching heat and paid their tribute to this brave soul. He was such a charismatic and respected figure even after his death his corpse drew politicians of almost all creed. Soon his coffin sunk in heaps of flowers. At one corner, a mourning book was placed and one by one people were leaving their condolences on the book.

Sammilito Sanskritik Jot organizes the farewell

Sammilito Sanskritik Jot organizes the farewell

His body was flown to Chittagong from Dhaka. There again thousands of mourners laid wreaths at his coffin. Finally, he was cremated at Abhoy Mitra Crematorium. But at that time he was reborn in the hearts and minds of young Bengalis. His generation built their moral edifice on the virtues like fearlessness, devotion, steadfastness, selflessness and righteousness. For this reason, this generation worships Binod.

Leaders of Shahbagh movement lay wreath at his coffin

Leaders of Shahbagh movement lay wreath at his coffin

Bangladesh bade a national hero’s farewell to this great revolutionary. However, he will be duly honored when military and civilian installations will be named after him and after his co-revolutionaries.

Binod Bihari did all his life what he thought just and even after his death he never died!

Rest in Peace Warrior!

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