Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on his birth anniversary.
“My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary. He is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #MujibBorsho celebrations,” tweeted PM Modi.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the first president of Bangladesh. On August 15, 1975,a group of young Bangladesh Army personnel went into his residence and assassinated Sheikh Mujib and most of his family members.
It was a military coup launched by mid ranking army officers in Bangladesh to remove the secular government of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with an Islamic government led by Khandaker Mushtaque Ahmed.