Sheikh Kamal, after passing his matriculation from Shaheen School, Dhaka, and Higher Secondary Certificate Examination from Dhaka College. He practiced sitar at Chhayanaut, a school of music. At the same time, he was involved in diverse cultural activities and was also a keen sportsman. Kamal was an organizer of the Mukti Bahini guerrilla struggle in 1971. Not only that, after getting commission in Bangladesh Army Lt. Sheikh Kamal worked as the ADC of General Osmani the Commander-in-Chief of the Mukti Bahini, during liberation war. After liberation he studied in Dhaka University and graduated with honours and masters from sociology. He was widely believed to be the successor to Sheikh Mujib's dynasty.On July 14, 1975, he married renowned sportswoman of Bangladesh Sultana Khuki. Both were assassinated on August 15, 1975.