The nation observed the National Mourning Day with heavy hearts amid various programmes on Saturday, marking the 45th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – the architect of the country’s independence -- was assassinated along with most of his family members at the dawn on August 15, 1975 by a cabal of army personnel under a deep-rooted conspiracy against the country and its independence.
His two daughters -- Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, and Sheikh Rehana -- survived the massacre as they were abroad at that time.
People from different walks of life commemorated the black day with grief and sorrow of losing the great leader and founder of independent Bangladesh. The day was a public holiday.
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A UNB photographer captured photos of different organisations and people observing the day at Shahbagh and Tejgaon area in the capital on Saturday.
People on the street watch the historical March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of the Film Development Corporation (FDC).
Awami League leaders of Ward no 21, distribute masks and sanitizers among underprivileged people without following the rules of social distance.
A festoon paying tribute to the lost hero Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is positioned in front of the National Library in Shahbagh.
A street vendor walks along a makeshift stage in Shahbagh where numerous posters of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were displayed.
A man wears black badge marking the National Mourning Day at Shahbagh.