University of Calcutta.
He is considered a martyr in Bangladesh. Barkat was the son of Shamsuddin. He passed his matriculation from Talibpur High School in 1945 and passed the intermediate from the Berhampore Krishnath College in 1947, as a student of the University of Calcutta.
He came to East Bengal after the partition of India in 1948, and resided at his uncle"s house named "Bishnupria Bhaban".
In the same year he got admitted to Dhaka University to study political science. He received his honors in 1951 where he stood fourth in the second class.
He was a Masters student of the department of political science of Dhaka University. Abul Barkat was not an active politician but a politically conscious one.
On February 21, 1952 while the students were violating the rule 144 on the road in front of Dhaka Medical College, police started firing and a bullet hit Barkat who was standing under the northern
12 shed of the hostel. Barkat was seriously injured and later died at the Dhaka Medical College at about 8 Prime Minister that day. Later he was buried in the Azimpur Graveyard.
Abul Barkat was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2000.
A museum has been built for him in Dhaka University campus.