A poet reciting a poem on Bangabandhu at a programme organized by a cultural organisation in Shahbagh. Photo: UNB
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.