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Suhrawardy’s death anniversary today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:04 AM, 5 December 2021  

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy

The 58th death anniversary of the champion of democracy and one of the greatest leaders of undivided India, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy is being observed in the country on Sunday in a befitting manner.

The unparalleled leader of All Indian politics, who had dedicated his entire life to ensure the welfare of the people by upholding democracy, died at a Beirut hotel in Lebanon on December 5 in 1963. He was alone in the hotel suite at the time of his death. 

Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th century. He served as the premier of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan. 

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the eve of the day, paid their rich tributes to the memory of Suhrawardy on the occasion of his death anniversary. 

To mark the day, different political and socio-cultural organisations, including ruling Awami League, have chalked out various programmes including placing wreaths at the grave of the great leader in the morning, holding discussions, offering Qurankhwani and arranging milad and doa-mahfil in the capital and elsewhere in the country. 

Awami League (AL) will pay tribute to the late leader by placing wreaths on his grave adjacent to the High Court today. Fateha and doa will also be offered there. 

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy was born in a respected Muslim family at Medinipur in West Bengal, India on September 8 in 1892.

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, in a statement, on Saturday paid deep homage to the memory of late Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy saying that he had fought for democracy throughout his life. 

In the statement, he called upon the leaders and workers of all levels of the Awami League and its affiliated organizations to observe the death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy with due dignity and by maintaining proper health rules.