Bir Protik Taramon Bibi returned home in Rajibpur upazila, Kurigram on Monday after receiving treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
The valiant freedom fighter reached her home in upazila’s Kacharipara area around 9pm on Monday, confirmed by Taramon’s son Md Abu Taher.
According to her family sources, Taramon had long been suffering from Asthma and coughing and at one point, she became so ill that she could not even move.
On August 4, the ailing freedom fighter was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Combined Military Hospital in Rangpur when her physical condition deteriorated further.
She was sent to Dhaka CMH for better treatment through a helicopter on the following day.
Abu Taher has expressed his gratitude to the government for arranging such a good treatment for his mother.
He said: “Physical condition of my mother has improved a lot after the treatment. She has become able to move a little.”
The original name of Bir Protik Taramon Bibi is Taramon Begum. She gallantly fought the liberation war at Kurigram’s Shankar Madhabpur in Sector 11 under Sector Commander Abu Taher.
Taramon was awarded Bir Protik, the fourth highest gallantry award in Bangladesh, in 1973 for her outstanding contribution during the Liberation War in 1971.
The government officially handed over the reward to her in 1995.
The government had built Taramon a house in Kurigram Sadar but she has always preferred to stay at her own house in the village.