(), better known as Shaheed Mohammad Ruhul Amin
, was an engineroom artificer in the Bangladesh Navy
who was posthumously awarded the nation's highest bravery award for his service during the Liberation War
. The Bangladesh Navy warship BNS Shaheed Ruhul Amin
is named after him.
Bir Shrestho Ruhul Amin was born in 1934 at Bagpanchra village under sonaimuri
upazilla of Noakhali district
. His father was Mohammad Azhar Patwari and mother was Zulekha Khatun. He was the eldest son of the family. Ruhul Amin finished his primary education from local schools and passed his matriculation from Sunaimuri High School in 1949. Soon afterwards, he joined the Pakistan Navy
and went to Karachi
for training. He took his training at the Pakistani Naval Base at Manora
Island and later finished his professional training from the PNS Karsaz
at Karachi. He joined the Pakistan Navy
in 1953 as junior mechanical engineer, and was elevated to the post of Junior Commissioned officer in 1965 .
Involvement at the Liberation War
At the start of Bangladesh Liberation War, Amin immediately resigned from Pakistan Navy and left “PNS Comilla” at Chittagong and came back to his village. He organized local youths and soldiers for the war. At May, he along with 500 others joined at Sector-3 under Major K M Shafiullah
. Later he enrolled at “Polash”, a warship of Bangladesh Navy and at the same time worked as the Squadron leader for both “Padma” and “Palash”.
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