Mourning Day: PM pays homage to Bangabandhu

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the 46th anniversary of his martyrdom and the National Mourning Day on Sunday.

The prime minister paid homage to the Architect of the Independence by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32.

A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave a state salute, while bugle played the tune of grief and somber to the last post.

A munajat was also offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the August 15 carnage.

From Dhanmondi, the prime minister went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest.

The prime minister placed wreaths and spread petals on their graves.

She also offered Fateha and doa seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – the architect of the country’s independence — was assassinated along with most of his family members at the dawn of August 15, 1975 by a cabal of army personnel following a deep-rooted conspiracy against the country and its independence.

His two daughters — Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, and Sheikh Rehana — survived the massacre as they were abroad at that time.

Source: United News of Bangladesh