Dr. Oli Ahmad
was born on 13 March 1939 in the famous ?Kutub? family of
Chandanaish, Chittagong. His Father?s name is Late Amanat
Safa & Mother?s name is Late Badrunnesa. He passed S.S.C.
in 1957 from Gasbaria N G High School at Chandanaish and
obtained BA degree in the year 1964 from National College,
Karachi, Pakistan. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge
and self-improvement is a very rare and unique feature
amongst our current political leaders. Despite the time
constraints and immense workload as a national leader, Oli
Ahmad obtained PhD. degree from Oxford Brookes University,
UK on 22 September 2003 for his thesis titled ?Revolution,
Military Personnel and the War of Liberation in
While studying Law he
joined Pakistan Military Academy and was commissioned in
the year 1965. He was posted to 4 East Bengal Regiment in
1967 and thereafter to 8 East Bengal Regiment on 24 Sept.
During the turbulent
period of early 1971 Capt. Oli Ahmad along with Lt. Col.
M. R. Chowdhury and Maj. Ziaur Rahman planned their
actions & took preparations in the event of Pakistan
Military crackdown. On 25th March 1971, at mid night Capt.
Oli Ahmad was the first officer to revolt against Pakistan
occupational Army after hearing that, Pakistan Army
started massacre at Dhaka. He immediately organised 8 E
Bengal for fighting against them under the leadership of
Major Ziaur Rahman, Second-in-Command of the battalion.
Capt. Oli Ahmad was the first Quarter Master of the
Regiment located at Sholoshahar, Chittagong.
Capt. Oli established
Combined Headquarters at Fultala of Boalkhali, Chittagong
on 27th March 1971 for Army, BDR, Police,
Ansars and Freedom Fighters. He was given the
responsibility to organize and co-ordinate the battles at
greater Chittagong area. He deployed troops at Sitakunda,
Chittagong University area, Chittagong port area,
Chittagong Court building area, Medical College area,
Chokbazar, Cox?s Bazar and Kalurghat Radio Station area
under the leadership of various officers and on
instructions from Major Zia. Infact they laid the
foundation of the War of Liberation in Bangladesh and
today?s modern Arm Forces. He inspired Ziaur Rahman to
declare Independence of Bangladesh from Kalurghat Radio
Station on 27th March 1971.