Today is the 59th death anniversary of Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq, popularly known as Sher-e-Bangla (Tiger of Bengal).
To mark the day, different political organizations including Awami League have chalked out elaborate programs, giving priority on maintaining proper health guidelines.
The party is supposed to lay floral tributes to the great leader and offer prayers at his grave in Dhaka at 9:00am.
The ruling party will also hold a recitation of Surah Fatiha and offer prayers for salvation of the departed soul at Sher-e-Bangla’s grave in the city.
Sher-e-Bangla was born on October 26, 1873, at his maternal uncle’s house at Saturia, a village in the southern part of Barishal district.
Huq served as the secretary of the Bengal Provincial Muslim League and joint secretary of the All India Muslim League from 1913-1916.
Next, he served as the president of the All India Muslim League from 1916 to 1921.
He held many key political posts including the mayor of Calcutta (1935), chief minister of undivided Bengal (1937-1943) and East Bengal (1954), home minister of Pakistan (1955), and governor of East Pakistan (1956-58).
Huq also moved the famous Lahore Resolution or declaration of independence of Pakistan in 1940.
The Tiger of Bengal breathed his last in 1962 and was buried on the grounds near Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking his death anniversary.
Both in their separate messages paid rich tributes to the late leader, recalled his struggle for economic freedom of the peasants and toiling people of the country, and prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul.