He took his I. Com from the Government Commercial College of Kolkata. On 22 February 1952 while commuting to his job on his bicycle he entered Nawabpur Road, which was full of protesters against police shootings the previous day at a language movement rally. Rahman was shot in the back by a Pakistani Police bullet, and died after being taken to Dhaka Medical College.
Two days after the incident, the First Shaheed Minar was inaugurated by his Father, Hakim Mahbubur Rahman along with the protesting students of Dhaka University.
Shafiur Rahman"s bloodstained work clothes are preserved in the Bangladesh National Museum and his belongings of that time are preserved at Bangla Academy. An auditorium is named after him in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, where he was employed.
lieutenant was unfortunate that he could not see his father after his birth. He was the country manager of Rangs Limited, a renowned Automobile Company of Bangladesh.
The family are known to visit Shafiur Rahman"s grave and pay their respects every year on 21 February.