Lt. Col. Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir is Notable Bengali War hero Who fought Pakistan in the war of Independence . He was awarded ” Bir Protik ” for his notable bravery in the War of 1971 .
In 1971, when the war of independence broke out, he was posted as a Battery Officer in the 78 Field Regiment Artillery, 14 Para Brigade in Sialkot, West Pakistan.
He managed to escape from Pakistan across the Jammu-Kashmir Border and came to join the Liberation War.
He first operated as a Guerrilla Commander in Sector 4 and later raised 2 Field Artillery Battery. As a Gun Position Officer and an Artillery Observer, he participated in the battles of Borolekha, Shamshernagar, Monglabazar, Juri, Kulaura and Fenchuganj in Sylhet. For his valour in the battle of Borolekha .
Lt. Col. Quazi Sajjad is the author of 29 books published by Bangla Academy, Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh. He regularly teaches Bangladesh history and Liberation War in the Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh where he is also a book reviewer.
He is a member of the committee for modernizing educational subjects of Islamic Foundation. He is also a national committee member under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs composed for honoring foreign nationals who have contributed in the Liberation War of Bangladesh.