Thursday, 25 March 2010

Moti - The Early Years

The Making of a Bir Shresto

Flt Lt Mohammed Matiur Rahman was born on 21st February 1945 at 109 Agha Saddeq Road in Old Dhaka to Late Janab Abdus Samad and Late Janaba Syeda Mubarakunessa.

His paternal address is Village: Ramnagar, Post and Thana:Raipura, District: Narsinghdi.

Mati (marked X) with parents and siblings

Mati's Father Late Janab Maulvi Abdus Samad was a District Sub Registrar and Mother Late Janaba Syeda Mubarakunessa was a homemaker.

Mati was the 8th child amongst 9 brothers and 2 sisters. Mati's parents as a middle class family of the time ensured that all their children were brought up properly and educated well.

The children of Late Janab Maulvi Abdus Samad and Late Janaba Syeda Mubarakunessa:

1 Abu Saeed Mohammed Kabir (deceased), Businessman
2 Mohammed Mohsin (deceased), Businessman
3 Mohammed Kurshid Alam, CSP, Former Cabinet Secretary and Governor Bangladesh Bank
4 Mohammed Altafur Rahman, Former Managing Director, City Bank
5 Professor Jamila Azad
6 Jahanara Islam, Former Research Officer, ICDDRB
7 Mohammed Ataur Rahman, Former General Manager, Petrobangla
8 Shaheed Flight Lieutenant Mohammed Matiur Rahman, Bir Shresto
9 Mohammed Shafiqul Alam, Senior Executive Vice President, City Bank
10 Doctor Mahbub Alam Samad
11 Mohammed Alamgir Kabir Samad, Senior Executive Vice President, Oriental Bank

A very young Mati on the right of the picture with some of
his brothers and sisters at 109 Agha Sadeq Road, Old Dhaka

Matiur Rahman enrolled into Dhaka Collegiate School and was there upto Class 6.

After successfully passing the competitive public entrance examination for PAF Sargodha School, Matiur left his family and Dhaka in 1956 for West Pakistan.

Matiur Rahman was enrolled into the 4th batch at Sargodha Public School, where he quickly distinguished himself as an academic an athlete.

In May 1960 Matiur passed his Matriculation with First Division distinction from Sargodha.

This the yard outside his Maternal Grandfather's house
that Matiur used to play in on his visits

On a visit from Sargodha Mati is seen with his younger brother Alamgir Kabir Samad and nephew Alauddin Al Azad

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