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National Mourning Day in Bangladesh to mark assassination of Mujibur Rahman in 1975

Bangladesh is observing the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today. Bangladesh’s first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with 16 of his family members on this day in 1975. His daughters Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana survived as they were abroad at the time.

The day is observed as National Mourning Day in the country to mark the occasion.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi in the morning.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also flew to Tungipara in Gopalganj to pay respects to Bangabandhu Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Mujib was born in Tungipara in 1920.

A number of dignitaries including the Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud were present on the occasion.

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