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12:00 AM, December 08, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:10 AM, December 08, 2017

Khan Sarwar's anniversary of death today

Today is the fifth death anniversary of Prof Khan Sarwar Murshid, an educationalist and a Liberation War organiser.

On the occasion, wreaths will be placed at his grave at 11:00pm in the capital's Mirpur Intellectuals' Graveyard, a doa mahfil will be held and food will be distributed among the poor, says a press release.

Born in 1924, Khan Sarwar was at the forefront of the 1952 Language Movement, 1969 Mass Upsurge, Six-Point Movement and 1971 Liberation War.

He was a member of the planning commission of the Mujibnagar government in exile. He was also an adviser to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Tajuddin Ahmad.

Khan Sarwar served as the Bangladesh high commissioner to Poland, Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia and was appointed assistant secretary general of the Commonwealth in 1977.

He was the first chairman of Transparency International Bangladesh and was also its trustee board member till his demise.

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