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Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed passed away due to old age complexity at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) early today. He was 84. He breathed his last around 3:00am six days after he had been admitted at Incentive Care Unit (ICU) at RMCH, Robi Uddin Ahmed Shahin, a son of the language hero, told The Daily Star. Ahmed was one of the founder members of first Shaheed Minar established on New Hostel premises in Rajshahi Government College in 1952, claimed Ruhul Amin Pramanik, president of Rajshahi Writers' Association,...

Editorial

Paying homage to language martyrs

EKUSHEY has and will always be a day of grateful remembrance for us. Not merely is it a day when we pay homage to the sons of the soil who laid down their lives in defence of their mother tongue, but also an occasion on which we reflect on the ways forward. February 21, 1952 is ingrained in our national psyche because it united us to defend all our core values that made the Bengalees a nation. The sacrifice of...

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar one minute past zero hours amid tight security...

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