September 18, 2023 19:18
Own Correspondent, Chittagong
Raisul Haque Bahar
Freedom fighter-journalist Raisul Haque Bahar’s fifth death anniversary today is Monday. This 71-year-old guerrilla fighter died of a heart attack on September 18, 2018. Raisul Haque Bahar, the leader of Kaibalyadham war, was involved in journalism for 46 years.
He was born on April 1, 1952 in Charkakra village of Basurhat municipality of Companyganj upazila of Noakhali district. He started his career in Chittagong port in 1969. Raisul Haque Bahar was one of the leaders in organizing the people of Newmooring area to block the Swat ships that came to Chittagong port to unload weapons. In 1971, he received combat training at Haflong Training Center in India. Guerrilla commander Raisul Haque Bahar was an explosives expert. Chittagong’s Kaibalyadham Railway Station campaign was conducted under his leadership.
His journalism career started in 1972 with Dainik Sevak newspaper. After that he worked in Dainik Ganakantha and Dainik Purvakon newspaper. He was the news editor of Dainik Suprabhat Bangladesh newspaper. He was the news editor of the Chittagong English daily People’s View and the national daily Daily Sun. Worked as Daily Star Chittagong Bureau Chief (2010-2015). After that he joined Dainik Suprabhat Bangladesh again. Lately he was the associate editor of Dainik Purvakon and executive secretary of Phulki School.
He edited the book ‘Muktijudde Chittagong Bandar’. In addition, he translated the book ‘The Last King of West Pakistan’. He wrote a booklet for children on the history of the liberation war in English. Muktijoddha Sangsad Chittagong district unit publication ‘Smranika’ edited. Raisul Haque Bahar played a key role in the establishment of the Liberation War Archives of Chittagong Port Authority. Throughout his life he believed in progressive politics.