Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Sheikh Mujibur on his 45th death anniversary
Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the National Mourning Day and the 45th anniversary of his martyrdom.
As part of the state programme, the Prime Minister paid homage to the architect of Bangladesh's independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 in the capital early this morning.
The day is also being observed as the National Mourning Day.
After placing wreaths, the Prime Minister stood in solemn silence for some time showing respect to the great leader.
A contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces saluted the statue of Sheikh Mujibur, while the bugle played the tune of grief and somber to the last post.
Munajat was also offered seeking eternal peace for the departed souls of the August 15 carnage.
Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, his three sons– Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell– and most of the family members of three close relatives of Bangabandhu were assassinated in cold blood on August 15, 1975 by a group of disgruntled army men.
His two daughters Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehanaescaped the carnage as they were abroad at that time.
After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, the Premier along with her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain visited the historic residence of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi Road No 32 which witnessed the the carnage on this day 45 years ago.
Sheikh Hasina stayed in the house, which has now been turned into Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
From Dhanmondi, the Prime Minister later went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and other martyrs of August 15 are laid to eternal rest.
The Prime Minister placed floral wreaths and spread flower petals on their graves. She also offered 'Fateha and doa' seeking eternal peace for the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.