The 57th death anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq will be observed in the country today.
Awami League would pay tribute by placing wreaths at his grave at 7:30am.
Different political parties, alongside socio-cultural and professional bodies, have chalked out various programmes to observe the day. The programmes include holding discussions, placing wreaths and offering prayers at Sher-e-Bangla’s mazar in the city.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking his death anniversary.
They paid glowing tributes to the late leader and recalled his struggle for economic freedom of the peasants and toiling people of the country.
They also prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul.
Both the president and PM mentioned AK Fazlul Huq’s exceptional leadership, personality and political wisdom, for which he was dubbed Sher-e-Bangla or Banglar Bagh (Tiger of Bengal).