Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid glowing tributes to the martyred family members of Bangabandhu including Shaheed Sheikh Russell who were brutally assassinated on August 15, 1975.
The premier along with her younger sister Sheikh Rehana paid homage to them by placing wreath at Banani graveyards on Sheikh Russell Day coinciding with the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s youngest son’s 60th birthday.
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana went to the Banani graveyards in the morning.
They also offered fateha and joined a special munajat there, seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu, Bangamata and other martyrs of the August 15 carnage.
Later, the two daughters of Bangabandhu spread flower petals on the graves of the martyrs.
The 60th birthday of Sheikh Russell, a student of class four at University Laboratory School, is being observed today as the Sheikh Russell Day.
Russell, also the youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban on Dhanmondi road number 32 in the capital.
He was brutally killed along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on August 15, 1975.
The Cabinet Division in 2021 declared October 18, the birthday of Sheikh Russell, as ‘Sheikh Russell Day’ under the category “Ka”.