Sylhet Correspondent: Bir Pratik Noorjahan Kakon Bibi, who fought the Pakistani forces during Bangladesh’s Liberation War of 1971, has died.
She was 103 years.
The freedom fighter died around 11.15pm on Wednesday at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Deputy Director of the hospital Dr. Debabrata Roy confirmed the matter to risingbd.
Earlier on Monday night, she was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital due to serious health complications. She was suffering from asthma and heart diseases for long time and recently she got an attack of pneumonia.
Kakon was born in 1915 at Netrai Khasia Palli in the Indian state of Meghalaya.
Her husband Sayeed Ali has also died. The family lives in Jirargaon village of Doarabazar in Sunamganj.
In 1971, Kakon Bibi was arrested and brutally tortured by Pakistani army as she worked as a war spy and fought against the Pakistan army.
She fearlessly took part in some 20 battles actively.
She sustained bullet wounds on her leg at the Ambari fight. Bibi bore the bullet marks on her body unto her death.
Bangladesh government honoured her with Bir Pratik, the fourth highest gallantry award in Bangladesh, in 1996.
risingbd/Sylhet/March 22, 2018/Noman/Mukul