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Abul Kalam Azad
Born 30 October 1971
Died 31 March 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 45)
Place of birth Chapai Nawabganj
Place of death Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka
Allegiance  Bangladesh
Service/branch  Bangladesh Army
Years of service June 7, 1996 – 31 March 2017
Rank 05.lt col Bd.jpg Lieutenant Colonel
Unit East Bengal Regiment
Commands held
  • CO of RAB - 12
  • Director of Intelligence wing, RAB

Abul Kalam Azad (30 October 1971 – 31 March 2017) was a lieutenant colonel of Bangladesh Army. He served as Director of Intelligence of Rapid Action Battalion.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, was born on 30 October 1971 in Shibganj of Chapai Nawabganj district.[3] He completed MA in English from National University.[4]

Career[edit | edit source]

In Army[edit | edit source]

Abul Kalam Azad was commissioned in the East Bengal Regiment after passing the 34th BMA long course in June 7, 1996.

During his time in the army he served in different posts including IO, Adjutant and Quartermaster with the 6th East Bengal Regiment. He also worked in different important posts at the army headquarters, administrative office, 1st Para Commando Battalion and 19th East Bengal Regiment.[3]

In RAB[edit | edit source]

He had been deputed to the paramilitary Rapid Action as commanding officer in Rab-12 from October 26, 2011. He served as a deputy director in the intelligence wing (TFI Cell) of Rab Headquarters from December 31, 2011 to December 7, 2013. He was promoted to the post of director in the intelligence wing in the same year.[5] In 27 January 2016 he awarded the Bangladesh Police Medal.[6]

On 25 March 2017 he was critically injured in a bomb attack while taking part in Operation Twilight.[7] He was flown to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for better treatment the next day.[8] Later he was flown back to Dhaka. On 31 March 2017 he died at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "RAB intelligence chief flown to Singapore hospital". http://en.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/news/143467/RAB-intelligence-chief-flown-to-Singapore-hospital. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  2. "PM seeks global support to shift Myanmar refugees". http://en.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/news/139723/PM-seeks-global-support-to-shift-Myanmar-refugees. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Sylhet blast: Injured Rab Intel chief Azad dies". 2017-03-30. Archived from the original on 2017-03-30. https://web.archive.org/web/20170330210902/http://www.thedailystar.net/city/sylhet-blast-rab-intelligence-chief-passes-away-1384225. 
  4. "RAB intelligence chief Azad dies from Sylhet blast injuries - bdnews24.com". 2017-03-31. Archived from the original on 2017-03-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20170331191534/http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/03/31/rab-intelligence-chief-azad-dies-from-sylhet-blast-injuries. 
  5. "RAB intelligence chief Azad dies from Sylhet blast injuries - bdnews24.com". 2017-03-31. Archived from the original on 2017-03-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20170331191522/http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/03/31/rab-intelligence-chief-azad-dies-from-sylhet-blast-injuries. 
  6. "102 police personnel get awards for service excellence". http://www.observerbd.com/2016/01/27/133203.php. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  7. "RAB intelligence chief injured in Sylhet blasts airlifted to Dhaka". http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/03/26/rab-intelligence-chief-injured-in-sylhet-blasts-airlifted-to-dhaka. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  8. "Injured Rab intel chief flown to Singapore" (in en). 26 March 2017. http://www.thedailystar.net/city/injured-rab-intel-chief-be-flown-singapore-1381645. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 

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