Today is the 9th death anniversary of one of the organisers of Liberation War and a close associate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as well as veteran Awami League leader Abdur Razzaq.
Marking the day, the family members of Razzaq will place wreaths at his grave at Banani Graveyard and offer fateha and hold Milad Mehfil there in the morning. Besides, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote will pay homage to the late Awami League leader by placing wreaths at his grave in the morning, local media reported.
Abdur Razzaq was a front-ranking organiser and leader of every democratic movement of the Bangalee nation until his death from the student life. He played an active role in the Education Movement of 1962, the Six-Point Movement of 1966, the Mass Upsurge of 1969, independence struggle and the War of Liberation in 1971.
Razzaq was elected as the general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League in 1966-67 and 1967-68.
He was elected as a member of the Parliament for the first time in 1970. He also won in the parliamentarian election in 1973, 1991, 1996 and 2009. In 1991 and 1996, Razzaq was elected lawmaker from two constituencies.
He served the Awami League as the general secretary in 1979 and 1981 while he was the water resources minister of the Awami League led government in 1996.
On Dec 23 in 2011, Abdur Razzaq passed away while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in London.