Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Fazilatinnesa Mujib, was born at Tungipara in Gopalganj district. He spent his childhood there. Kamal received his secondary education at Dhaka’s BAF Shaheen School from where he passed his SSC examinatin. He was then admitted to Dhaka College, and after his HSC examination he became a student at the department of Sociology of Dhaka University. Kamal had a colorful life marked by liveliness and creativity. Besides his academic studies, he also pursued his passion for sport and cultural activities. He was a first division basketball and cricket player as well as a sports organizer. He was also interested in classical music, and became a student of Chhayanaut to learn Sitar under the tutelage of Ustad Full Mohammad. Apart from Sitar, Kamal had a passion for Piano. He had a good collection of musical instruments on the second floor of their house at Dhanmondi, Road no.32.
It is well konwn to his friends that Sheikh Kamal used to begin his day practsing the Sitar and during the day played basketball or football or cricket. In the evening he was often seen on stage rehearsing a play. He took part in stage performance of Kabar written by prominent playwright Shaheedd Munir Chowdhury. Kamal was one of the founders of Dhaka Theatre. He was also a founder of Spondon SHilpi Gosthi—a cultural organization. And who doesn’t know that Sheikh Kamal was the founder of Abahoni Kria Chokro that introduced modern football in our country?
There are interesting traits in Kamal’s Character. He was the eldest son of a Prime Minister and later of a President. Yet, his life was very simple. He didn’t take any advantage of his father’s name and office. As he loved to spend time with his friends at Tungipara in his childhood, he loved to do the same during his college and university days. Watching good movies with them in Madhumita, Naz or Balaka cinema hall was also
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