Bangabandhu’s Homecoming: Shades of Memory

The evening of 25 March 1971, the Pakistani powers captured Banabandhu from his Dhanmondi 32 home. For the whole nine months of the battle of freedom, the Pakistani tyrants kept him in the dimness of the jail cell in Layalpur, Pakistan.

While Bengalis were battling in the milestones for opportunity, their pathfinder chief was hanging tight for unavoidable passing as censured in a joke of a preliminary orchestrated by the Pakistan military junta. Bangabandhu burned through the vast majority of his political life in jail, so jail was never a position of fear for him.

After the Bengalis won the last triumph in December, world pioneers, particularly the then Prime Minister of India, Shrimati Indira Gandhi, raised voice requesting the arrival of Bangabandhu. The crushed Pakistani system had to deliver Bangabandhu offering approach to global pressing factor. He at that point returned successfully to his Bengal, which got free after his call, as the chivalrous head of the courageous Bengalis.

On January 10, Bangladesh capital Dhaka transformed into an ocean of individuals, after the arrival of Bengali country’s sight to behold Sheik Mujib. In a segment depicting the day, veteran writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury remarks that he was blinded by the tears of feeling when he had a superior perspective on the downpours of individuals in the city of Dhaka.

From Bangabandhu returned Dhaka from Pakistan by means of London and Delhi. Indian ambassador Sashanka Shekhar Banerjee was a visit in the whole 13-hour long departure from London to Dhaka. He later reviewed: “In the wake of being delivered from jail in Pakistan, Sheik Mujib showed up at London’s Heathrow Airport.

I was an individual explorer to accompany him to Bangladesh from Delhi on the counsel of Mrs Indira Gandhi.” On 9 January 1972, at 6:00 am Bangabandhu arrived at the VIP relax at Heathrow Airport. He was invited by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Officer Ian Sutherland and Indian High Commissioner to London, Apa B. Panth.

Ian masterminded Mujib a gathering with British Prime Minister Edward Heath. Also, Apa B. Panth encouraged his correspondence with Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi. Indira-Mujib phone discussion went on for 30 minutes. “Following 60 minutes, Indira Gandhi again conversed with Bangabandhu.” With the assent of Indira Gandhi, Sashanka Banerjee went with Bangabandhu in transit autonomous Bangladesh. The First Secretary of the Indian High Commission, Bed Marwa, the unfamiliar clergyman of the post-freedom Bangladesh government Kamal Hossain and his better half Hamida Hossain were likewise with them. ‘They sat one next to the other in the plane. The most loved fragrant Erinmore tobacco and the popular line decorated the table in front. The charmed Mujib appeared to be all excitement to get back.

“In a soaked voice, he stated, ‘Autonomous Bangladesh, my Bangladesh.’ He expressed gratefulness for the drawn out collaboration. He stated, ‘Banerjee, this time I need an exceptional kindness.’ I stated, ‘obviously, if it’s inside my capacity.’ He stated, ‘We need to send Indira a message prior to meeting her in Delhi. The withdrawal of Indian Allied Forces from Bangladesh must be finished by 31 March 1972.’ He said that he had addressed the British Prime Minister about this. Bangladesh will have no more snags for getting acknowledgment from the British government if the Indian Allied powers leave.

“The plane has begun flying again in the wake of refueling from the Middle East. Bangabandhu squinted at the milk-white mists. Sooner or later, he stood up and started to sing, ‘My Bangla of gold, I love you.’ His eyes got loaded up with water. He stated, ‘Banerjee, you as well. How about we take a practice.

‘” They sang the tune together. Bangabandhu attempted to conceal the tears and stated, “The war-torn nation is anticipating a more extreme battle to push ahead. My lone solidarity to support boldness in my chest: the average citizens of my nation.

” To the amazement of Sashanka, Bangabandhu abruptly stated, “This melody will be the public song of devotion of Bangladesh. Disclose to me how it will fare.”Sashanka Banerjee reacted, “At that point, without precedent for history, Rabindranath Tagore will be the creator of the public songs of devotion of two nations.”

We become sure around two things from Banerjee’s portrayal. Bangabandhu was a lot of mindful from the earliest starting point about the issue of holding the free and sovereign status of Bangladesh by the expulsion of any unfamiliar impact over the Bengali country. What’s more, on his path home, with a dubious motivation, he chose to take the tune ‘My Bangla of gold’ as the public hymn of Bangladesh, for this was the melody which flooded up suddenly in his brain and voice at that point.

Sashanka Shekhar Banerjee again stated, “The message of West Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray came in requesting that he stop at Kolkata while in transit to his nation—the individuals of Kolkata need to see Bangabandhu. He offered thanks and said in a return message that he was appreciative for the help of the individuals of Kolkata in the battle for autonomy. Yet, he was restless to re-visitation of Dhaka by means of Delhi. Notwithstanding, he would come to Kolkata soon. “Subsequent to sending the message, Bangabandhu stated, ‘The way appears ceaseless. The free skies, individuals, nature all are calling me.

I can’t clarify how it feels!’ “In Delhi, Sheik Mujib was invited by the then Indian President V. V. Giri, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Foreign Minister Sardar Sharan Singh and numerous others. At the Presidential Palace, he was engaged with the sandesh, samosa, singara and Darjeeling tea brought from Kolkata. In the Mujib-Indira meeting, the issue of the withdrawal of Indian soldiers from Bangladesh in a quarter of a year was talked about.

“10 January 1972. The superhuman of the free land Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman landed off the plane in Dhaka around early afternoon. The undulating swarm and their serenades of trademarks filled the entire climate. The voices rose heavenward: ‘Joybangla’, ‘Euphoria Bandabandhu’, ‘Delight muktijuddha’.

Right from the air terminal to the Paltan Ground—a humongous expanse of individuals. That was an exceptional second, savoring the delight of opportunity and the arrival of the extraordinary pioneer. The visual of the Great Leader Bangabandhu’s homecoming is still new in the eyes.” That day of nineteen 72 is so to speak a living one in the depiction of Sashanka Banerjee.

Deb Mukherjee was a youthful official at the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs around then. He later filled in as The High Commissioner of India in Dhaka. Reviewing the day of Bangabandhu’s homecoming, Mukherjee discloses to BBC Bangla in a meeting that many were exceptionally restless about Sheik Mujib for a little while before the occasion on the grounds that many were doubtful about whether he was alive in Pakistan’s jail. As Deb Mukherjee reports, during his stop at Delhi, Sheik Mujib gave a warm discourse saluting India for her help in the Bangladesh battle of autonomy. Indira Gandhi and Sheik Mujib talked on the very stage that day.

In that discourse, Sheik Mujib expressed gratitude toward Indira Gandhi for her conciliatory part in building worldwide popular assessment during the Bangladesh battle of autonomy. He stated, “The individuals of Bengal could always remember the assistance and compassion that your Prime Minister, your administration, your military, and your kin have reached out to my kin in trouble.” He added, “Even a few days back, I was in a dull cell in West Pakistan. Mrs Gandhi has left no spot on the planet to attempt to guarantee my security.

I’m actually thankful to her.” It was the primary gathering of Bangabandhu with Indira Gandhi despite the fact that he addressed her via phone the earlier day when he was in London. Deb Mukherjee imagines that the main gathering with Indira Gandhi established the framework of the Indo-Bangladesh relationship. As per him, relations among Bangladesh and India were disturbed for a long time after the death of Sheik Mujibur Rahman.

For the whole nine months of the freedom war, Bangabandhu stayed detained in Pakistan, however the incredible expressions of his notable discourse on March 7 were spread in the heart, in the soul, and in the presence of the entire Bengali country as much as they are currently.

Following the sets of Bangabandhu, the bold Bengalis battled despite seemingly insurmountable opposition to carry the nation to the edge of opportunity. Had Bangabandhu not been ruthlessly slaughtered by the schemers on August 15, 1975, Bangladesh would have advanced ahead towards turning into a Malaysia or a Singapore some time before the current quick advancement under Sheik Hasina’s capable initiative.

At that destructive evening of August 15, the two little girls of Bangabandhu, Sheik Hasina and Sheik Rehana were saved because of their remaining abroad. The post 1975 governments did their most extreme not to let Sheik Hasina get back from banish and along these lines, on seventeenth May 1981, she needed to re-visitation of the nation persevering through a comparative test like her dad.

The circumstance in the capital Dhaka was still as overpowering with an enormous social occasion of individuals as the homecoming day of Bangabandhu.

The homecoming day of Bangabandhu is praised each year as an image of trust and unwavering quality in the life of the Bengali country. Thus, the day is critical to the Bengali country as a guide of motivation towards the trap with the nation in any circumstance. Swimming through an ocean of dimness, as the sun of another day gets back with new light and expectation, so returned Bangabandhu to us on 10 January 1972. The day will be composed perpetually throughout the entire existence of Bangladesh and the Bengalis