Bir Sreshtho Mostafa Kamal Memorial Museum

Type: Museum
Contributed By: Nayeem


Bangladesh Government made this memorial in memory of Bir Shrestho Mostafa Kamal in his fatherland Moutupi mouja which is under Alinagar union in Bhola district. A lot of memorial points of 1971 are here. Library, auditorium and the memories which come to mind to travel away the majesty of the image. In museum the memorial marks of war history are preserved.

Mostafa Kamal was born in 1947 at the Poshchim Hajipur village under Daulatkhana Upazila in Bhola district. His father was a Habildar in the army. Kamal had his education only up to second grade and spent most of childhood with his father at the Comilla Cantonment. On 16 December 1967, Kamal escaped from his house and joined the East Bengal Regiment. Mostafa Kamal was a well known boxer. During the mid March in 1971, he was transferred from Comilla Cantonment to the headquarters of the 4th East Bengal Regiment at Brahmanbaria.

As the Bangladesh Liberation War started in 1971, East Bengal Regiment had taken the control of Brahmanbaria with three Defence bases at Aashuganj, Ujanishwar and Anderson lake. But Pakistani army continued attacking with their heavy artillery in these places. As a result, East Bengal Regiment retreated back to Aakhaura, Shangi Nagar and Daruin. 2nd Platoon was sent to Daruin to reinforce the troops. Mostafa Kamal was a soldier of this platoon. Major Shafayat Jamil verbally declared him as the Lance Naek and gave him the responsibility of leading a team. He died at Daruin on 18 April 1971 during a battle against the Pakistan Army. He was buried at Daruin. He was posthumously rewarded as “Bir Shrestho”, the highest gallantry award in Bangladesh. A postage stamp was also published to pay respect to him.

How to go

From Bhola main town, you can easily get bus or CNG auto rickshaw to reach Bir Shrestho Mostafa Kamal Memorial Museum in Moutupi mouja under Alinagar union.

How To Reach: Bhola District

Mainly connected by vessels with Dhaka.

There are bus services available at Dhaka Gabtoli and Sayedabad counters to go to Bhola. There are two routes by road. You can whether go to Bhola crossing Barisal or by passing Lakshmipur.

From Dhaka to Bhola, it is a distance of 195 km if you travel by water. Some of the launch services available are as follows:
1. MV Bhola, Contact: 049161236
2. Sringor, Contact: 049162523
3. Balia, Contact: 01711905471
4. Kornofuli, Contact: 049151354
These launches start from Sadarghat, Dhaka at 7:30 pm or 8:00 pm at night and is expected to reach the destination at 6 am or 6:30 am in the next morning.
Fare: First class: Tk 900, Third class: Tk 202

Where to Stay

There are lots of places to stay in the district. For the guests of Bhola, there is one circuit house in Bhola Sadar, and in the other six sub-districts, there are six bungalows under the control of sub-district council. Moreover, there are many other hotels and motels privately owned. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.

1. Hotel Ahsan, Contact: 01191426322

2. Hotel Jahan, Contact: 01716879975

3. Hotel Shish Mahal, Contact: 10718335311

4. Hotel Prince, Contact: 01712762358

5. Hotel Golden Plaza, Contact: 01726667218

6. Hotel Paradise, Contact: 01716083181

Things to do

1. Observe points of memorial of liberation war in Bangladesh.
2. Library, auditorium and the memories that come to mind to travel away the majesty of the image.
3. See the things in the museum and have knowledge about Liberation war.
4. Take pictures for photographic collection.

Eating Facilities

There are few restaurants along highway road and in the local markets, most serving Bangladeshi standards. But expectations regarding foods should not be high.

Travel Tips

There is a memorial located behind Alinagar High School playground and it is a one storied building. The memorial possess different kinds of books stored in the museum library which helps the people to know the real history of Liberation War of Bangladesh.


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