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Jyotirmoy Guha Thakurta: Language Movement Martyr of 1971


Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta (10 July 1920 – 30 March 1971) was a Bengali educator and humanist of former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. He was one of the Hindu Bengali intellectuals killed by the Pakistan Army during the 1971 Dhaka University massacre. (He was shot on the night of 25 March 1971, he finally succumbed to his injuries on the 30th of March, unlike G.C.Dev who was killed on the spot on the 25th/26th.) 

After midnight 25 March 1971, Professor Jotirmoy Guhathakurta was shot in the dark by the Pakistani Army just outside the University building where he lived while at the same time another professor A.N.M. Maniruzzaman and three members of Maniruzzaman’s family was shot in the landing of the stairwell of the same building. On the 27th of March, he was taken to the hospital which was almost deserted except for the wounded, with a handful of doctors to attend. After two days with hardly a regular medical attendant, he died due to severe loss of blood.

[Source: Akhtar, Shameem (14 December 2013). “A tribute to our martyred intellectuals”. The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2013.]



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