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Bir Bikrom

Bir Bikrom
Awarded by Bangladesh
Type Medal
Awarded for Bravery in the Bangladesh Liberation War
Status 15 December 1973
Established 15 December 1973
First awarded 15 December 1973
Total awarded 175
Next (higher) Bir Uttom
Next (lower) Bir Protik

Bir Bikrom (Bengali: বীর বিক্রম; literally, "Valiant hero" in Bengali) is the third highest gallantry award in Bangladesh. Like the other gallantry awards, this was introduced immediately after the Bangladeshi Liberation War. Bir Bikrom was awarded to 175 fighters.


175 fighters have been awarded on 15 December 1973 for their heroic actions at the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. The government of Bangladesh declared the name of the awardees in Bangladesh Gazette on 15 December 1973. This list has been prepared on the base of the Gazette. Additionally, two army officer's-Major General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy and Brigadier General Mozzafor Ahmed was decorated with this award during the conflict in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Tables of Recipients

Bangladesh Army

Sl. no. ID no. Rank (At the time of award) NAME
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