Today is the 44th death anniversary of Lt Col Muhammad Abdul Qadir, who embraced martyrdom on April 17, 1971.
A milad mahfil will be held today at the Qadirabad Cantonment Central Moque after Jumma prayers for the salvation of the departed soul, says a press release.
The Qadirabad Cantonment in Natore was named after him for his role in the 1971 Liberation War. The government also issued a postal stamp of him as one of the martyred intellectuals.
Qadir's grave was found in 2007 and he was reburied with full state and military honour in 2011 at Qadirabad Cantonment as per an order of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He is the father of eminent journalist Nadeem Qadir, who is the minister (press) in the Bangladesh High Commission in London.