Osmani Museum

Osmani Museum

Osmani Museum is situated in Kotwali Thana of Sylhet, Bangladesh. The ancestors’ home of Bangabir General Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani, the Commander-in-Chief of Bangladesh Forces (12 April 1971 – 7 April 1972) has been transformed into today’s famous “Osmani Museum”. The entire room has been decorated with showpieces similar to a bedroom. There are four chairs made of cane and two center tables, one simple wardrobe and one wooden bed with two side tables. The favorite wristwatch, which General Osmani wore till the last hours of his life; military stick, two briefcases, a telephone set, number of books and used crockery, are kept on one side.

The other side is decorated with an Alana, which contains two suits, two uniforms (khaki and deep green), two shirts (white and light blue), two Panjabi, a brown sleeveless coat, four pairs of shoes including one military boot, a black umbrella, brown color well-decorated walking stick. A roundtable and a wooden bookshelf with many books and magazines from home and abroad including “Who’s Who in the World” (editions: 1978–1979 and 1980–1981) are placed in a corner.

A man-size portrait in military attire is placed on the wall along with Osmani on the lap of his beloved father and many other historical photographs are also kept for display. It is situated at the heart (Dhopa Dighir Par) of the Sylhet City Corporation area in renowned Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. It is about 12 km from the Sylhet Osmani International Airport and 3 km from the Sylhet Railway Station.

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