20th death anniv of Biplobi Deben Ghosh observed
BARISHAL, Jan 12: The 20th death anniversary of anti-British revolutionary leader Debendra Nath Ghosh alias Biplobi Deben Ghosh was observed here on Friday with due respect.
Biplobi Debendra Nath Ghosh, the legendary socio-political personality of the region and fighter of anti-imperialism and human rights movement, was born on April 22, 1890 and died on January 11, 1999 at his home in Kawnia Club Road of the city.
Deben Ghosh had been detained in jail for about 27 years for his uncompromising attitude against the colonialists, imperialists and autocrats.
He was also detained with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman.
The day was observed in Barishal by 'Biplobi Deben Ghosh Smriti Rokkha Committee' with religious rituals, floral tributes at his cremation ground in the morning, blanket distribution among the distressed people, and discussion meeting in the afternoon.
Md Yusuf Kalu, language movement hero, presided over the blanket distribution and the discussion programme held at Barishal Reporters Unity Auditorium on Friday afternoon.
Among others, Ranjit Dutta, Mukul Das and Sushanta Ghosh also spoke at the programme.
The discussants and participants narrated the life and achievements of Deben Ghosh.
They said, Deben Ghosh also joined in the language movement and was detained in jail for about 27 years during British and Pakistani regime for his uncompromising role against colonialism, oppression and injustice.