He was born at Tungipara, Gopalganj on April 28, 1954. He was a valiant freedom fighter. Sheikh Jamal is the slain brother of current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. He was married on July 17, 1975. Sheikh Jamal was assassinated on August 15, 1975.
Sheikh Jamal, after a period of studies at Shaheen School, finished his matriculation from Residential Model School in Dhaka. He learned playing guitar at a music institution and was also a good cricketer. Detained with his mother and other members of the family at a house in Dhanmondi during the War of Liberation in 1971,Jamal found the means to escape and cross over to a liberated zone, where he joined the struggle to free the country.
While a student of Dhaka College, Jamal travelled to Yugoslavia for military training under the auspices of the Yugoslav army. Subsequently, he trained at Sandhurst Army Academy. After the training he joined Bangladesh Army as a Commissioned Officer. On July 17, 1975 he married his cousin Rosy. Both were assassinated on August 15, 1975.