Dhaka – The nation paid glowing tribute to the four Bangladeshi leaders to commemorate the anniversary of their brutal killing in jail in 1975 two months after the assassination of the country’s independence architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The leaders and activists of ruling Awami League party and its associate bodies, cultural and social organisations also placed floral wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the graves of four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
The self-declared killers of Bangabandhu and their cohorts stormed into Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours of November 3, 1975 and killed Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamruzzaman.
The four national leaders led Bangladesh’s Liberation War in absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971 and earned victory for the nation.
Awami League (AL) placed wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait at Dhanmondi and the graves of three national leaders at Banani graveyard in the city in the morning. Wreath was also placed at Kamaruzzaman’s grave in Rajshahi.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu and the four national leaders. On behalf of the Prime Minister, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Health Minister Mohammed Nasim placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 the morning.
General Secretary of Awami League and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader and senior party leaders placed another wreath at the portrait on behalf of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.
Awami League leaders Sahara Khatun, Md Abdur Razzak, Abdul Mannan Khan, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Dipu Moni, Hasan Mahmud and Abdus Sobhan Golap were present, among others.
Later, the AL leaders placed wreaths at the graves of August 15 martyrs and the national leaders at Banani graveyard and offered a prayer.