Tamim, Apu extend helping hands to struggling freedom fighters


Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal along with spinner Nazmul Islam Apu extended helping hands to 15 struggling freedom fighters in Narayanganj’s Forajikanda.

Both the players have been trying to help the people affected by COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic through financial aid. Specially Apu tirelessly serving at his home town in Narayanganj during the coronavirus pandemic. He along with his friends, and with support from Tamim, has supported around 800 families so far in the area.

“We have been trying to help the people struggling due to the crisis. There are many who are not being able to reveal their struggle publicly. There are many freedom fighters in my area who are stressed due to the situation. That is why myself and Tamim bhai decided to do something for them. We have gifted them with some cash and rations of regular use. Our UNO madam has handed those to them [freedom fighters],” Nazmul Islam Apu was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune.


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The left-handed spinner termed the aid as ‘gift’ from them and mentioned it was for what the freedom fighters had done for the country back in 1971. “Our gift to the freedom fighters [in my area] is for what they have done for our country. A few of them are struggling now so we thought of standing beside them,” he added.

Earlier, Tamim Iqbal aided 91 disadvantaged sportspersons of the country. Other Bangladesh cricketers including Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain also have been trying to do their parts amid the coronavirus pandemic

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