Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation is observing the 45th anniversary of his martyrdom on Saturday. The premier paid homage to the architect of the Independence by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka's Dhanmondi 32 in the morning.
The day is being observed as the National Mourning Day across Bangladesh. After placing the wreath, the premier stood there in solemn silence for some time to show her deep respect for the great leader.
During that time, a smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave state salute while the bugle played the last post. A munajat was offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed souls of the August 15 carnage. Later, the prime minister went to Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell and other martyrs of August 15 were laid to eternal rest.
She placed floral wreaths and spread flower petals on their graves. Sheikh Hasina also offered Fateha and doa seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.
Bangabandhu, his spouse Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, his three sons - Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell - and most of the family members of Bangabandhu’s three close relatives were killed brutally by a cabal of army men on August 15, 1975. Bangabandhu’s two daughters - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana - escaped the carnage as they were abroad at the time of the murder.