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Suhrawardy's 58th death anniversary observed

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Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

The 58th death anniversary of the champion of democracy and one of the greatest leaders of undivided India, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was observed in the country on Sunday.

The unparalleled leader of All Indian politics, who had dedicated his entire life to ensure the welfare of the people by upholding democracy, died at a Beirut hotel in Lebanon on December 5, 1963. He was alone in the hotel suite at the time of his death.
Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th century. He served as the premier of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan, says a press release

Suhrawardy's 58th death anniversary observed

Suhrawardy's 58th death anniversary observed

To mark the day, different political and socio-cultural organisations, including ruling Awami League, organised various programmes including placing wreaths at the grave of the great leader in the morning, holding discussions, offering Qurankhwani and arranging milad and doa-mahfil in the capital and elsewhere in the country.

Besides, different political and socio-cultural organizations organised elaborate programmes on the occasion. The programmes include placing of wreaths at the grave of the great leader and discussions.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.

In his message, the President said "The nation remembers with respect Suhrawardy's contributions in flourishing democracy and improving the socio-economic condition of the people of this region."

The President expressed hope that the life and works of Suhrawardy will encourage the future generation to devote themselves in people's welfare.

In her message, the Prime Minister said Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy worked for establishing democratic rights of people and flourishing non-communal politics throughout his life.

Hossain Shahid Suhrawardy was a veteran politician and a lawyer who served as the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan from September 12, 1956 until resigning on October 17 1957.

Born into an illustrious Bengali Muslim family in Midnapore on September 8, 1892, Suhrawardy was educated in Kolkata and was trained as a barrister in Oxford where he practised law at the Gray's Inn in Great Britain.

He died on December 5, 1963 at Beirut in Lebanon.


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