Speaker pays homage to Bangabandhu
Published : 15 Aug 2018, 15:34
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation is observing the 43rd anniversary of his martyrdom in a somber mood.
The speaker paid tributes to the architect of the independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in the capital in the morning.
Earlier, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait.
After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time showing respect to the great leader. At that time, a smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave state salute while the bugle played the tune of grief and somber to the last post.
On August 15, 1975, 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 killed in cold blood by a cabal of army men.
Two daughters of Bangabandhu - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana - escaped the carnage as they were abroad at that time.
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