Location Savar, Bangladesh
Roof 150 feet (46 m)
Architect Syed Mainul Hossain
|Type Public monument|
Height 46 m
Construction started 1978
|Similar National Martyr's Monument, Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Shaheed Minar - Dhaka, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil|
National Martyrs’ Memorial (Bengali: জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatiya Smriti Saudha) is the national monument of Bangladesh, set up in the memory of the valour and the sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought independence and separated Bangladesh from Pakistan. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka. It was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain.
Plans for the monument were initiated in 1976. Following the site selection, road and land development, a nationwide design competition was held in June,1978. Following evaluation of the 57 submissions, Syed Mainul Hossain's design was chosen. The main structure and the artificial lake and other facilities were completed in 1982. It was Inaugurated at 16 December 1982.