DHAKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the mausoleum of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Bangladesh’s southwestern Gopalganj district and paid floral tributes to him.
Prime Minister Modi was acquired on the mausoleum by his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, who’s the daughter of Rahman. Sheikh Rehana, the youngest daughter of Rahman was additionally current. PM Modi, who was overlaying his face with a masks, paid floral tributes to ‘Bangabandhu’ and stood in silence for a couple of minutes whereas Hasina and her Cupboard colleagues provided ‘Fatiha’.
He’s the primary Indian dignitary to ever go to Bangabandhu’s grave. He signed the guests’ ebook on the mausoleum advanced and planted a sapling at its premises. India’s prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 was conferred on Bangabandhu this week.
It was for the primary time that the award was given away posthumously. Modi earlier stated Bangabandhu was a champion of human rights and freedom, and a hero to Indians as effectively. Rahman was imprisoned in Pakistan, which was pressured to set him free on January 8, 1972.
He returned to Dhaka on January 10, 1972. He later took over as Prime Minister of Bangladesh however was assassinated by some navy officers throughout a coup d’etat on August 15, 1975. His spouse, brother, sons and daughters-in-law had been additionally assassinated together with him.
Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived as they had been in Europe. Modi, who’s visiting Bangladesh on his first journey to a overseas nation for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus, on Friday attended the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the nation’s independence, the beginning centenary of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka.