Pabna’s sole female freedom fighter Bhanu Nesa no more
News Desk || risingbd.com
Bhanu Nesa, the only female freedom fighter in Pabna, has passed away.
She breathed her last at her house of Tetulia village under Sathia upazila of the district on Friday (February 26) noon. She was 95.
Shariful Islam, grandchild of Bhanu Nesa, confirmed the news.
He said, “Bhanu Nesa lost her ability to move on due to a stroke 10 years ago. She had been bedridden for three years. She also lost the ability to speak at the end of her life. Bhanu Nesha could not eat anything except liquid food.”
Bhanu Nesa will be buried at Tetulia graveyard after Namaz-e-Janaza on Friday afternoon. However before of burial, she will be given a guard of honour by the local upazila administration, according to Thana Nirbahi Officer (TNO) S M Jamal Ahmed.
Mentionable, Bhanu Nesa is wife of Abdul Pramanik, a resident of Tetulia village of the upazila. She made outstanding contribution to the liberation war in various ways including supplying ammunition to the bunkers of the freedom fighters and participating in the war.
According to the local freedom fighters, Bhanu Nesa took part in the war against the Pakistani forces at different places in Sathia, Pabna in 1971. At that time, she used to deliver ammunition to the bunkers of the freedom fighters putting her life at risk. She also sustained a bullet injury once.