National mourning day Bangladesh: August 15th 1975 is a disgraceful day in the history of Bangladesh. On this day the killers brutally assassinated the Father of the Nation’ and five family members. The murderer’s bullet did not let even child Russel to live. The murderers who fell in a barbarous party of killing spree were some rebel army personnel. The military and civil plotters were behind the curtain. They were the beneficiaries of the 15 August brutal massacre.
Many foreign and local well-wishers cautioned Bangabandhu about the fact. They said that It was not at all safe for the President to live in such an unprotected residence. But he was not at all worried about personal safety. He used to utter in firm trust, ‘There’s no Bengali who will kill me’.
On August 15 it was yet to dawn Dhaka was about to start its day. The father of the nation was still sleeping with his family at house No. 677 on Road No. 32 of Dhanmondi.
The killers came down on to the street with ultra-modern weapons including tanks, cannons and machine guns. Their target was to kill Bangabandhu, his family, and his relatives. At about 5.30 am, they started the onslaught on Bangabandhu’s residence. The killers encircled Bangabandhu’s house under the command of Major Mohiuddin, Major Huda, Major Pasha, and Major Noor.
The killers entered Bangabandhu’s house by force. Then the daylight became brighter. The residents of the Dhanmondi area were panicked by the booms of gunfire. As per the blueprint, the killers attacked the family of the father of the nation.
Bangabandhu’s family waked amid shouts, chaos and the booms of gunshots. The killers killed all family members one after another. Even child Russel was not exempted. One of the killers dragged Russel downstairs. Eight-year-old Russel was utterly terrorized and started crying for his mother. The ruthless murderer took him upstairs again and shot him to death. The murderers shot the chest of Bangabandhu with a stein gun. 18 bullet wounds were found on his chest. They murdered Bangabandhu’s wife Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, his sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal, minor child Sheikh Russel.
18 family members were killed including daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, brother Sheikh Naser, farmer leader Abdur Rab Semiabat, youth leader Sheikh Fazlul Hoque Moni and his pregnant wife Arju Moni, Baby Semiabat, Sukanta Babu, Arif and Abdul Naim Khan Rintu. Bangabandhu’s two daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana survived as they were abroad at that time.
Only in three and a half years of rule, Bangabandhu succeeded to lay the bedrock of advancement for the newly liberated country, Bangladesh. Despite being the architect of Bangladesh, the best-beloved leader of the country had to meet the end in this inhuman way.
There are few instances of such pathetic, brutal and heartrending murder in the history of civilization. Local and foreign conspirators along with military and civil politicians were involved in the plot of Bangabandhu’s murder. Khandakar Mushtaq Ahmad was the ring leader of the murderers. We have turned into an ungrateful nation in the eyes of the world due to the murder of Bangabandhu. The usurpers tried to obliterate Bangabandhu and his achievements from history. But their attempt failed because the history of Bangladesh cannot be written ignoring Bangabandhu’s role in its making.
Poet Annadashankar Roy said the same thing in the following lines:
“As long as the Padma, Jamuna
Gouri, Meghna remain flowing,
Marks of your deeds will remain glowing
Oh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
National Mourning Day 2023
Like another year, the national mourning day will be celebrated on 15 August. The different socio-cultural organization arranged a different program to celebrate this day. Bangladesh Awami league one of the top political parties of Bangladesh arranges a special program.
National Mourning Day 2023 Bangladesh Date is August 15, 2023. It is Thursday according to the gregorian Calendar. Bangladesh Government declares it as a public holiday in Bangladesh.
How National Mourning Day 2023 will be celebrated?
As we discussed earlier, Bangabandhu is the father of the nation of Bangladesh. By his assassination, Bangladeshi people lost a world leader. He was the founder of the nation. So, on this day all the activities will be focused on his life and activities. People also show tributes the great leader. Here we have listed some activities during the national mourning days of Bangladesh.
- On this day, Prime minister and the honorable president of Bangladesh pay tribute on the Graveyard of the father of the nation
- Prime minister and President of Bangladesh deliver a special speech to the people focusing the life and activities of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- All the political parties especially Bangladesh Awami League arrange the different program to the people know about the life of Bangabandhu and his activities
- The National Dailies will bring up special supplements to dedicate the Bangabandhu
- Different Television Channel as well as national TV channel BTV will keep the special program to dedicate the Father of the Nation.
Hope this information will full fill your desire to know about National Mourning Day of Bangladesh. Bangladeshi people will never forget this red-letter day of August 15, 1975. Bangabandhu will remain immortal to the heat of the people of Bangladesh.