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12:00 AM, November 17, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:18 AM, November 17, 2018

Bhasani's death anniversary today

Today is the 42nd death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, a legendary politician and a dreamer of Bangladesh's independence.

Marking the day, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University in Tangail, different political parties and social organisations have planned elaborate programmes.

Wreaths will be placed at the grave of the great leader at Tangail's Santosh in the morning.

Other programmes include doa and milad mahfils, food distribution, photography exhibition, spiritual songs, blood donation, painting competition, and discussion on the life and works of the leader.

Born in Dhangara village of Sirajganj in 1880, Bhasani fought against the oppression of Pakistani rulers. He played a significant role in the 1969 movement.

The brave and devoted leader worked relentlessly and spent almost his entire life for the oppressed masses, which earned him the title “Mazlum Jana Neta” or the leader of the oppressed.

His belief in the secular struggle for Bangladesh was unequivocal.

Bhasani was immensely influential throughout his political career and instrumental in winning many general and local government elections since 1946.

Despite that, he consistently stayed away from holding actual power.

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