Leaders and workers of the ruling Awami League and other socio-cultural-professional bodies on Friday paid glowing tributes to Mohammad Hanif, former president of Dhaka City Awami League and first elected mayor of Dhaka, in observance of his 8th death anniversary.
On this day in 2006, Mohammad Hanif, a personal aide and political disciple of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, breathed his last following serious splinter injuries he suffered in the August 21 grenade attack at the public rally of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina in front of party office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city in 2004.
In the morning, leaders of Dhaka City Awami League (AL) placed wreaths at the grave of Mohammad Hanif at Azimpur graveyard paying deep homage to the late leader of the party.
Acting president of Dhaka City Awami League MA Aziz, joint secretary and Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, organising secretary Shahe Alam Murad and Mohammad Hanif's son Sayeed Khokon were present, among others.
In observance of the day, Dhaka City AL organised a milad and doa mahfil at its office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the afternoon praying for eternal peace of the departed soul of late Hanif. ?BSS