Language hero Syed Abdul Hannan passes away

Dhaka, Tuesday   18 June 2019

Language hero Syed Abdul Hannan passes away

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:45 PM, 8 January 2019   Updated: 03:23 PM, 8 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Language Movement veteran and Freedom Fighter Syed Abdul Hannan passed away early Tuesday. He was 87.

The language hero breathed his last from old age complications at City Hospital in the capital around 4:40 am. He left behind his wife, two sons, three daughters and hosts of relatives to mourn his death.

Abdul Hannan, also former principal of Sherpur Government College, will be buried at his family graveyard in Modyosheri area of Sherpur district town at 4:30 pm after a namaj-e-janaza at Sherpur Pouro Eidgah Maidan.

The language hero was born on December 25, 1932.

When Abdul Hannan was studying honours 1st year in Dhaka University, he got involved with the Language Movement in 1952. Hannan and his brother Syed Abus Sattar were arrested from a procession being carried out demanding ‘Bangla Basha’.

He, locally known as ‘Hannan Sir’, was also an organiser of the Liberation War in 1971. During the liberation war, he was arrested three times and jailed for four months for helping intellectuals and freedom fighters in Sherpur.