Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yunus the tallest man in Asia

Yunus Mia the tallest man in Asia was born at Halira Laksham in Comilla. He was 7 feet 6 inches tall and was the second tallest human being in the world.
Yunus was the eldest son among the four children of his parents. Suddenly the growth of his body has been increasing abnormally from the 10 years of his birth. Doctors didn’t get any reasons for that abnormal growth. In the year 1981, after examine his body doctors found that he had a Diabetic. At one period he had a brain operation in PG hospital.
It was very difficult to supply necessary food and protein for Yunus Mia and his family which was most needed for the betterment of his body. Somehow the pathetic story of his life was published in various newspapers. As a result, he got the shadow at last. The Diabetic Association managed to send him free Insulin at his house. Though it was pathetic but it’s true that on his 52 years of life, he suffered a lot and passed his life lonely. He couldn’t marry any one because of his height.
Yunus Mia sacrificed his last breath in 2 August, 1999 at his own house.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Historical Place of Comilla

Shalbon Bihar

Shalbon Bihar is situated in the western site of Comilla town. It is about 6 mile away from the town. As like the neighboring village “Shalmanpur” this place is also surrounded by “Turnip tree” (Shal) and for that reason this place was named by “Shalbon Bihar”.

Shalbon Bihar is one of the ancient Buddha Bihar (Buddhist or Jaina temple) of Bangladesh. Its length is 12 miles and width is 3 mile. It is 50 feet high from the surface. Shalbon Bihar was established in 7 to 8th century in the reign of deity of Buddha dynasty.

A large Buddhist temple was discovered as a result of an excavation here. Every side of this temple is 550 feet long and there are 115 habitable chambers for the Buddhist mendicant. These chambers were students’ boarding house. The entrance of this Buddha Bihar is only one. After passing the stair case of the entrance was we can see a large (33.23 feet) hall room. If we take a few steps in front of the hall room we can see another hall room and through this hall room if we take another few step of the stair case we can see the way to the central temple. This temple is as like as a cross in the middle of the Buddha Bihar and the length of per arm of this cross is 170 feet. There was a Buddha shape made of bronze in the pavilion of the main place of those arms or sides. This Bihar is surrounded by 16.5 feet thick wall.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Comilla At a Glance

Code No. 19
Boundary : There are several districts around Comilla. Braammanbaria in the north, Feni and Noakhali in the south, Tripura of India in the east. Chandpur, Narayangonj, Munshigonj in the west side.
Area : 3087.33 square km.
Border Length :
106.00 square km.
Structure :
Sub-districts 16
Corporation 5
Union 180
Village 3687
(according to
Census 2001) :
Density of
Population :
1485 person (per square km.)
Rate of
Population :
1.8% (approximately)
Education : Number of Secondary school 537, Madrasa 335, Higher secondary school 90, Medical college (Govt.) 1, Cadet college 1, B Ed college 1, Public University 1, Private Medical college 2, Co-operative college 1, Teachers Training Institute 1, Survey Institute 1.
Primary School : Govt.-1334
Education Rate : 60% (according to census 1999)
Health : Number of Modern Hospital 1, General Hospital 1, Police Hospital 1, Jail Hospital 1, Combined Military Hospital 1, Sub-district Health & Family welfare complex 16, TB clinic 1, Diabetic centre 1, Medical Training Institute 1.
Industry : No. of Clothe industry-7, Jute mill-4.
No. of Cold
storage :
No. of Small
Industry :
Cantonment :1(Moynamoti)
Central Jail : 1
Resources :
Natural Gas. No. of Gas Hole-8.