The 54th death anniversary of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy will be observed in the country today. The unparallel leader of all Indian politics, who had dedicated his entire life to ensure the welfare of the people by upholding democracy, died at a Beirut hotel in Lebanon on this day (Dec 5) in 1963. He was alone in the hotel suite at the time of his death.
Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th-century. He served as the Premier of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Several political, socio-cultural and professional organisations have taken elaborate programmes on the occasion. The programmes include placing wreaths at the grave of the great leader, discussions, Qurankhwani, Milad and Doa Mahfil.
President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was born in a respectable Muslim family at Medinipur in West Bengal on Sep 8 in 1892.