August 15: Bangladesh observes National Mourning Day August 15
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August 15: Bangladesh observes National Mourning Day

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 15 Aug 2023, 01:14 pm

Dhaka, August 15: Today, August 15, is the National Day of Mourning. A day of agony tainted by one of the most heinous and brutal murders in the history of mankind. On this day in 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the great hero of the liberation movement of the Bengali nation, the architect of the independent Bangladesh state, the father of the nation, along with his family members was killed by a reactionary gang of assassins.

August 15 is the day of mourning for the great leader of the humiliated-deprived-oppressed people of the world, the beloved man of Bengal and Bengalis for a thousand years, the eternal source of constant inspiration of Bengalis, the greatest Bengali father of the nation. He had to give his life at the hands of the Bengali who played the victory song of Bengali by blowing the ketan of the new one. The stream of blood that flowed from his father's bullet-riddled chest is still flowing today.

The killers did not stop with killing the father of the nation that day. Bangabandhu's wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Bangabandhu's only brother Sheikh Abu Nasser, father of the nation's eldest son Captain Sheikh Kamal, second son lieutenant Sheikh Jamal, youngest son innocent child Sheikh Radhu, daughter-in-law Sultana Kamal were killed in the cruelest murder in history. And Rosy Jamal, Sheikh Fazlul Haq Mani, one of the organizers of the liberation war and his pregnant wife Begum Arju Mani, Abdur Rab Serniabat, one of the organizers of the freedom struggle and sister-in-law of the Father of the Nation, his younger daughter Baby Serniabat, youngest son Arif Serniabat, son-in-law Sukant Abdullah Babu, brother's son Shaheed. Serniabat, Abdul Naeem Khan Rintu, Bangabandhu's chief military secretary Colonel Jamil Uddin Ahmed and many officers and employees on duty were brutally murdered that day.

On March 7, 1971, Bangabandhu's historic speech at the then Race Course Maidan (now Sohrawardy Udyan) united the Bengali nation in the flames of the freedom struggle. When Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the independence of Bangladesh in the early hours of March 26, the armed liberation war began. Independence of Bangladesh was achieved through 9 months of bloody liberation war fueled by long 24 years of movement and struggle against Pakistani misrule under the timeless leadership of Bangabandhu.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the symbol of freedom and liberation of Bengalis. He is the absolute relative of the soil and people of Bengal, Timir Bidari Arun of hundred years of Ghor Nishithini, the timeless creator of the wonderful leadership of history, the great hero of the history of Bengal, the dreamer of independent Bangladesh, the founder of the independent-sovereign Bangladesh state. Father of the Bengali nation. The greatest Bengali ever. A dreamer of a developed and prosperous 'Golden Bengal'.