Shangshaptak or the Loyal Soldier at Jahangirnagar University

Shangshaptak (সংশপ্তক)

Architect: Hamiduzzaman Khan

Location: Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Shangshaptak or the Loyal Soldier at Jahangirnagar University
Shangshaptak is installed at Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka | Image: Hamiduzzaman Khan’s website

Shangshaptak (The Loyal Soldier) is one of the iconic sculptures and monument in Bangladesh. The name of the monument is often spelt as Shongshoptok, Songsoptok, Sangsaptak, Shongshaptok, etc. The sculpture Shangshaptak represents the spirit of the liberation war of Bangladesh. It is located or installed at Jahangirnagar University. Hamiduzzaman Khan is the architect of Shangshaptak.

Having shown a person with one leg and one hand severed, Hamiduzzaman Khan portrays a dauntless freedom fighter. The persona is significantly characterized by ardour, obstreperous speed and a fervid disregard for temporal and spatial restriction.

It is found on the website of Hamiduzzaman Khan that the structure of the sculpture incorporates geometric forms which accentuates the desire to move towards the future. The predominant geometric lines give the sculpture a modernist aura.

The framework was made of brass sheet, and the sculptural form was made of bronze. It stands on a traditional red brick base.

Cite this article as: Md. Mizanur Rahaman Mizan (June 25, 2022). "Shangshaptak or the Loyal Soldier at Jahangirnagar University." in Domain of Mizanur R Mizan.
Md. Mizanur Rahaman Mizan
Md. Mizanur Rahaman Mizan is a Bangladeshi freelance writer and the founder of He is passionate about education and knowledge sharing, leading him to create the Domain of Mizanur R. Mizan. With a dedicated team, he ensures the website provides high-quality and authentic content, covering diverse topics to engage readers in learning and entertainment. Follow him on ResearchGate or join him on other social media.


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