The return of Bangabondu and the promise of a better tomorrow
The war had ended in December of 1971, and it had changed everything.
Nineteen Seventy Two
Nothing would be right until the leader of the Liberation War returned, and now people awaited anxiously. It wouldn’t be until a clear day in January of 1972 when their hopes were vindicated. Bangabondu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had returned, and when he stepped off the plane and was greeted by the crowds below, the rest of the world seemed to disappear around them.
We talked to Mazharul Haque Mintu, a Freedom Fighter from Gazipur, Dhaka. We asked him about that day, and what it meant for the future of Bangladesh that Bangabondu had returned. Here’s what he had to say.