I salute to our late beloved Muktijoddha Sam Bahadur for a precious gift to us "Bangladesh". Bangladesh will remember his contribution forever.Some Reactions from Bangladesh:Bangladesh pays rich tributes to Manekshaw
Dhaka (PTI): Bangladesh paid glowing tributes to the iconic former Indian army chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, recalling his "signal contribution" to its 1971 Liberation War.
"The people and the government of Bangladesh will always recall with warm gratitude his signal contribution to our War of Liberation and his association with a glorious epoch in the history of Bangladesh's evolution," Foreign Adviser of the interim Cabinet Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said in a letter to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
"Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw combined in him the rare qualities of a great soldier, military strategist and a leader of people he worked with."
Army chief General Moeen U Ahmed mourned the death of the celebrated master strategist of the 1971 war, saying "Bangladesh Army recalls his contribution with gratitude and pays rich tribute to the departed soul."
"The successful leadership of Field Marshal Manekshaw as the chief of Bangladesh-India allied forces helped Bangladesh achieve the quick victory during the War of Liberation in 1971," Ahmed said in a statement.
The 1971 veterans and researchers also paid their tributes to Manekshaw as a military strategist. Many recalled his landmark call for the surrender of the Pakistani troops, "lay down your weapons", through All India Radio.
"His military strategy and talented leadership as the chief of the allied forces quickened our victory in the Liberation War," deputy chief of staff of Bangladesh's Liberation Forces Air Vice Marshal (Retd) AK Khondkar said.
"We all are deeply shocked ... his role in the our Liberation War will always be remembered with gratitude."
Liberation War researcher Harun Habib called Manekshaw a "super strategist", saying his able leadership expediting surrender of Pakistanis without further resistance saved many lives, particularly in Dhaka.http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/00 ... 281204.htmContribution of Manekshaw to War of Liberation recalled
More organisations yesterday expressed profound shock at the death of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who was the chief of Indian army during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
In a statement, President of Gono Forum Dr Kamal Hossain and Acting General Secretary Advocate Subrata Chowdhury recalled with gratitude the contribution of Manekshaw to the liberation war as the chief of the allied force, saying that his contribution helped Bangladesh achieve a quick victory in the war.
South Asian People's Union against Fundamentalism and Communalism, Sammilita Samajik Andolon, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad, Amra Muktijoddhar Santan, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Ainjibi Parishad, Jatiya Gonotantrik League and Bangladesh Nari Mukti Andolon also expressed deep shock at the death of war veteran.
Bangladesh has lost a sincere friend at his death, they said and prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Communist Party of Bangladesh, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Bangladesh National Awami Party, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Bangladesh Muktijoddha Nou Commando Association also paid tribute to Manekshaw.
The people of Bangladesh will always remember him with respect and love because of his association with a glorious epoch in the history of the country's independence, they said in separate messages.
In another message, Mujib Nagar O Muktijoddha Officer-Karmachari Kendrio Kalyan Samity called on the government to build a memorial to the Indian soldiers who were killed during the War of Liberation.http://thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=43394Death of Manekshaw condoled
Various organisations and individuals yesterday expressed deep shock at the death of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who was the chief of Indian army during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
UNB adds: Foreign Adviser Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury expressed condolence at the death of the war veteran.
In a message to Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the foreign adviser said Field Marshal Manekshaw combined in him the rare qualities of a great soldier, military strategist and a leader of people he worked with.
"The people and the government of Bangladesh will always recall with warm gratitude his signal contribution to our War of Liberation and his association with a glorious epoch in the history of Bangladesh's evolution," he said.
Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed has also conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family of Manekshaw and also to the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army.
In a condolence message, the Bangladesh Army said Manekshaw's successful leadership as the chief of the allied force in the Liberation War in 1971 had helped Bangladesh achieve a quick victory in the war, said an ISPR press release.
Bangladesh Army also recalled his contribution to the liberation war with gratitude and paid deep respect to his departed soul.
In a press release yesterday, the Sector Commandars' Forum said the role of Manekshaw in the liberation war is inseparable from the history of Bangladesh's independence.
Liberation War Museum has also expressed deep shock at the death of Manekshaw and opened a condolence book at the museum to facilitate the people to pay tribute to the war hero.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President Hasanul Haque Inu and General Secretary Syed Zafar Sazzad in a statement said Bangladeshis would always remember the contribution of Manekshaw to the Liberation War.
Jatiya Party Secretary General Sheikh Shahidul Islam in a statement said Bangladesh has lost one of its sincere friends at the death of Manekshaw.
Sammilita Sangskritik Jote and Muktijoddha Sangram Parishad also condoled the death of the war veteran.http://thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=43240