The 44th death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani is being observed on Tuesday with due respect.
Bhasani, popularly known as 'Majlum Jananeta' (the leader of the downtrodden), passed away on November 17, 1976.
Different social organisations and political parties have chalked out programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.
Besides, the death anniversary of the great leader is also being observed in Santosh of Tangail district where the great leader was laid to rest. The authorities concerned have chalked out the programme after maintaining health issues amid Covid-19 outbreak.
Bhasani was a popular leader in his fight against imperialism and oppression of Pakistani rulers. He led the historic Farakka March in 1976 to ensure Bangladesh's just rights to the share of the Ganges River water.
Born in 1880 in Dhangara, Sirajganj, Bhasani gained immense popularity among peasants. He is regarded as the proponent of secular and left-leaning politics in present-day Bangladesh.
He was the founder and president of the Pakistan Awami Muslim League which later became Awami League (AL). He also formed a progressive political organisation, National Awami Party (NAP).