Bir Protik Taramon Bibi has been hospitalized and shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka from Mymensingh CMH with severe illness. She was brought to Dhaka CMH on Thursday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, the valiant freedom fighter was admitted to Mymensingh CMH. She had been taken there from her village home in Kurigram.
Her only son Abu Taher told media that Taramon Bibi, one of the only two women who received the “Bir Protik” award for gallantry in the Bangladesh War of Liberation in 1971, is now unable to speak due to her diabetic disorder, which has become a cause of worry for her family. Her blood pressure has lessened, apart from her severe respiratory complexities.
“My mother’s one of the lungs is damaged for long while the other is almost dysfunctional, not to mention her respiratory complexities. Sometimes, respiratory complexities worsen. The other times, it is just out of control,” said Abu Taher.
Taramon Bibi was diagnosed with respiratory complexities in 2014. Prior to this, she underwent treatment a couple of times at CMH.
Taramon Bibi fought for the Mukti Bahini (Liberation Army) which was a guerrilla force that fought against the Pakistan military in 1971. She joined the war from her village home at Shongkor Madhobpur of Kurigram. She participated actively in different battles at Shaghata and Fulchori areas in Gaibandha district under the Sector 11.