In Memory Of Martyred Lt. Col. Doctor Abul Fazal Ziaur Rahman

Martyr Abul Fazal Ziaur Rahman was a physician and army officer who was killed by the Pakistan Army in the Bangladesh Liberation war. He earned his MBBS degree from Dhaka Medical College and became a good ally of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman During his student life.

Dr. Ziaur Rahman joined the Pakistan Army Medical Corps in 1949. He served at the Combined Military Hospitals in Rangpur and Dhaka. In 1963, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. In 1968, and made the superintendent and principal of Sylhet Medical College, and also served as the dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1969 to 1970. During his tenure, Dr. Ziaur Rahman worked to expand the residential quarters and hostels of the medical school.

In 1969-70, he was awarded the honor of 'Dean of the Faculty of Medicine' of Chittagong Division. In November 1970, there was a catastrophic cyclone in coastal region. He stayed in Noakhali from November 12 to the end of February as the head of the medical team to serve the affected people. On March 1, 1971, he moved with family to Sylhet, his place of work.

In 1971, Dr. Ziaur Rahman was transferred to Islamabad, West Pakistan, but he refused the transfer and kept a good connection with the liberation movement. The Pakistan Army placed him under house arrest. On 14 April 1971, he was taken from his home by the Pakistan Army and was never seen again. It is assumed, He was killed by the Pak army in their Sylhet HQ which is now Sylhet Cadet college.

This scholarship is for the year 2023 given by his daughter Shahreen Rahman Lubna in great memory of the martyr lieutenant colonel Doctor Abul Fazal Ziaur Rahman.