Sheikh Russel’s birthday observed

Publish: 8:34 PM, October 18, 2020 | Update: 8:34:PM, October 18, 2020

DHAKA,  – The 57th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was observed today.

Sheikh Russel, also the youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi here.

Russel along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was brutally killed on August 15 in 1975 when he was a student of class four at University Laboratory School.

Different socio-cultural organisations, including the associate bodies of the ruling Awami League, took various programmes to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russel.

To mark the day, Awami League placed a wreath on the graves of all martyrs, including Sheikh Russel, of the 15 August carnage in 1975, in the city’s Banani graveyard.

Besides, fateha, milad and doa mahfil were also arranged there by the party members.

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, AL presidium members Matiya Chowdhury and Shajahan Khan, AL Joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, organizing secretaries SM Kamal Hussain and Adv Afzal Hussain, cultural affairs secretary Osim Kumar Ukil, publicity and publication secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, science and technology affairs secretary Md Abdus Sabur, office secretary Biblab Barua and deputy office secretary Sayem Khan, among others, were present.

Later, Dhaka South and North City AL and other affiliated bodies of AL and different social and cultural organizations paid homage to Russel by placing wreaths on his grave.