Film Maker & Author


May 11th

Tajuddin Ahmad : An Unsung Hero (Nissongo Sarathi)

(a documentary film on Tajuddin Ahmad)

length : 100 minutes

format : DV Cam

photography : Anwar Hossain

editing : Mahadeb Shi

music: Syed Shabab Ali Arzoo

sound : Nahid Masud

Produced by : Simeen Hussain Rimi

production year: 2007

script & direction : Tanvir Mokammel

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Synopsis of the film

A biopic on Tajuddin Ahmad, a close associate of Bangbabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The greatest achievement in Tajuddin Ahmad’s life was to lead the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 in absence of the party president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Although Awami League received absolute majority in the 1970 election, instead of handing over power to the Bengalees, the Pakistan military junta arrested Sheikh Mujib and perpetrated a genocide against the Bengalees. Tajuddin, along with other leaders of Awami League, went to India and met Mrs. Indira Gandhi the then premier of India. On 10th April the government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh was formed and on 17th April the government took oath in Mujibnagar with Tajuddin Ahmad as the Prime Minister.

On 16th December, 1971, Bangladesh emerged as an independent state. Tajuddin Ahmad became the Minister for Finance and Planning. Bangabandhu was killed by a wayward section of the Bangladesh army on 15 th August, 1975. Tajuddion Ahmad was arrested on the same day. On 3rd November 1975 Tajuddin Ahmad, alongwith three other national leaders , was brutally murdered inside the Dhaka Central Jail.