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Abdur Razzaq’s 9th death anniversary on Wednesday

  • Published at 12:06 am December 23rd, 2020
Abdur Razzaq
Abdur Razzaq Collected

Abdur Razzaq was a front-ranking organizer and leader of every democratic movement of Bangladesh

Wednesday will mark the ninth death anniversary of one of the organizers of the Liberation War and a close associate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as well as veteran Awami League leader Abdur Razzaq.

Observing the day, family members of Razzaq will place floral wreaths at his grave in the Banani graveyard and offer special prayers in the morning.

Besides, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote will also pay homage to the late Awami League leader by placing wreaths at his grave tomorrow.

Abdur Razzaq was a front-ranking organizer and leader of every democratic movement of the Bengali nation until his death from student life. He played an active role in the Education Movement of 1962, the Six-Point Movement of 1966, the Mass Upsurge of 1969, the independence struggle, and the War of Liberation in 1971.

Razzaq was elected as the general secretary of the Bangladesh Chhatra League in 1966-67 and 1967-68.

He was elected as an MP for the first time in 1970. He also won in the national elections of 1973, 1991, 1996, and 2009. In 1991 and 1996, Razzaq was elected lawmaker from two constituencies.

He served as the Awami League general secretary in 1979 and 1981 while he was the water resources minister in 1996.

On December 23, 2011, Abdur Razzaq passed away while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in London.