The eighth death anniversary of former President Zillur Rahman, a veteran politician, a Language Movement hero, an organiser of the Liberation War and one of the close associates of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed tomorrow.
Zillur Rahman died of old-age complications at a Singapore hospital on March 20 in 2013.
He started his political career as a volunteer of Awami League and was inducted as the 19th president of the country on February 12, 2009. He discharged his responsibilities as general secretary of Awami League for 12 years for five different terms.
Born in 1929 at a renowned Muslim Family of Bhairab upazila in Kishoreganj, Zillur was elected from Bhairab- Kuliarchar seat for six different teams. Before becoming the President in 2009, he was the Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister and the Deputy Leader in Parliament.
Bangladesh Awami League, its associate bodies, other like-minded organisations and socio-cultural and professional bodies have chalked out various programmes to pay homage to the late leader.
The programmes include: placing wreaths at his grave, milad mahfil, Qurankhwani, doa-munajat and discussions.
AL will place wreaths at his grave in Banani graveyard in the capital. Besides, memorial meetings and milad mahfils will be held at different places.