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Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 20: Today is January 20, Shaheed Asad Day. This is a significant day in the history of Bangladesh's liberation struggle. On this day in 1989, student leader Mohammad Asaduzzaman was shot dead by police in front of Ayub Gate (now Asad Gate). This self-sacrifice of Shaheed Asad accelerated the ongoing movement. Later, the dictator Ayub Khan fell through a mass uprising.