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Bir Uttom
Awarded by Bangladesh
Type Medal
Eligibility 2nd Highest Gallantry Award of Bangladesh
Awarded for Brave warrior of the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971
Status 15 December 1973
Description The second highest award for individual gallantry in Bangladesh
Established 1973
First awarded 15 December 1973
Last awarded 15 December 1973
Total awarded 69
Next (higher) Bir Shrestho
Next (lower) Bir Bikrom

Bir Uttom (Bengali language: বীর উত্তম

literally, "Better among Braves" in Bengali), is the second highest award for individual gallantry in Bangladesh after the Bir Sreshtho.

Since the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, 69 people have been awarded the Bir Uttom.


This award was declared on 15 December 1973. A total of 68 people have been rewarded for their bravery and dedication in the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.

In April 2010, Brigadier General Jamil Uddin Ahmad was posthumously conferred with the Bir Uttom for being the only army officer present and who was killed while trying to counter the killers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during a military coup on 15 August 1975.

The following list has been prepared from the Bangladesh Gazette of 15 December 1973:

Bangladesh Army

Sl. no. ID no. Rank (At the time of the award) NAME
01 B.R.R.-1550 Lieutenant Colonel Md. A. Rob, M.N.A.
02 B.A.-5121 Major K. M. Shafiullah
03 B.A.-5115 Major Ziaur Rahman
04 B.A.-3613 Major Chitta Ranjan Dutta
05 B.A.-2215 Major Quazi nooruzzaman
06 B.A.-5512 Major Mir Shawkat Ali
07 B.A.-5553 Major Khaled Mosharraf
08 B.A.-6030 Major Abul Manzur
09 B. A.-6472 Major Abu Taher (Retired)
10 B.A.-182 Major A.J.M Aminul Haque
11 B.A.-6286 Captain A. N. M. Nuruzzaman
12 B.A.-7210 Captain Mohammad Rafiqul Islam
13 B.S.S.-7704 Captain Abdus Salek Choudhury
14 B.A.-7335 Major Mohammad Rafiqul Islam
15 - Leader Gonobahini Khaja Nazimuddin (Shaheed)
16 B.A.-7942 Captain Harun Ahmed Choudhury
17 B.S.S.-8544 Major A.T.M. Haider
18 B.S.S.-10012 Captain M.A. Gaffar Haldar
19 B.A.-10170 Major Shariful Haque
20 B.A.-11521 Captain Mohammad Shahjahan
21 B.A.-11562 Captain Mahbubur Rahman
22 B.A.-6489 Major Mohammad Ziauddin (Retired)
23 B.A.-10561 Captain Aftab Kader
24 B.A.-11038 Captain Mahbubur Rahman (Shaheed)
25 - Captain (2-E.Bengal) Salah Uddin Momtaz (Posthumously)
26 B.A.-10244 Captain (2-E.Bengal) Mohammad Azizur Rahman
27 N.Y.A. Lieutenant (8-E. Bengla) S. M. Imadul Haque (Shaheed)
28 N.Y.A. 2nd Lieutenant(1-E Bengal) Muhammad Anwar Hossain (Shaheed)
29 S.S.-33 2nd Lieutenant(1-E Bengal) Abu Moyeen Mohammad Samad (Shaheed)
30 B.J.O.-26507 Subedar (3-East Bengal) Aftab Ali
31 B.J.O.-3932129 Subedar Fayez Ahmed
32 B.J.O.-3933821 Naib Subedar Belayet Ahmed (Shaheed)
33 B.J.O.-3933525 Naib Subedar Moinul Hossain (Shaheed)
34 N.Y.A. Naib Subedar (3-East Bengal) Habibur Rahman
35 3931908 Havildar Md. Shah Alam (Shaheed)
36 3940899 Havildar Nurul Amin
37 1240160 Havildar Nasir Uddin (Shaheed)
38 3937853 Naik Abdul Mannan (Shaheed)
39 3937853 Lance Naik Abdul Latifdisambiguation needed (Shaheed)
40 14561 Lance Naik Abdus Sattar
40 6804756 Sepoy Nurul Haque (Shaheed)
41 - Sepoy (8-E. Bengal) Mohammad Shamsuzzaman (Shaheed)
42 - Sepoy (9-E. Bengal) Shafil Min (Shaheed)
43 B.J.O.-893 Subedar Fazlu Rahman (Shaheed)
44 B.J.O.-8772 Naib Subedar Mujibur Rahman (Shaheed)
45 6613 Naik Shafiuddin Choudhury (Shaheed)
46 17663 Sepoy Abu Taleb (Shaheed)
47 0259 Sepoy Mohammad Salahuddin Ahmed
48 13075 Sepoy Anwar Hossain (Shaheed)
49 6040 Sepoy Ershad Ali (Shaheed)

Bangladesh Navy

Sl. no. ID no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
50 0148 Naval Commando Mozahar Ullah
51 66059 L/S Mohammad Zalal Uddin
52 66252 E-R-A Mohammad Afzal Miah
53 640512 M-E-I Mohammad Badiul Alam
54 620316 A-B Mohammad Shafiul Mawla
55 67981 Sub/Lt. Abdul Wahid Choudhury
56 0230 Sub/Lt. Matiur Rahman
57 0072 Naval Commando Mohammad Shah Alam

Bangladesh Air Force

Sl. no. ID no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
58 B.D- 1300 Group Captain A K Khandker
59 B.D. -3733 Wing Commander M. K. Basar
60 4295 Squadron Leader Sultan Mahmud
61 4921 Flight Lieutenant Samsul Alam
62 4974 Flight Lieutenant Badrul Alam
63 5121 Flying Officer Liakat Ali Khan


Sl. no. ID no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
64 - Captain Shahabuddin
65 - Captain Akram
66 - Captain Sharfuddin
67 - H. 2nd Lt. M H Siddiqui
68 - - Abdul Kader Siddiqui

Post 1971

Sl. no. ID no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
69 - Brigadier General (Posthumous) Jamil Uddin Ahmad

See also

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