73rd birth anniversary of Mohammad Hanif tomorrow

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DHAKA, March 31, 2017 (BSS) – The 73rd birth anniversary of veteran freedom fighter, former president of Dhaka City Awami League and first elected mayor of Dhaka city Mohammad Hanif will be observed through various programmes tomorrow.

On the occasion, Mayor Mohammad Hanif Memorial Foundation and different social and cultural organizations will arrange Doa and Milad Mahfil, said a press release.

The memorial foundation will offer special prayers for the departed soul of Hanif and distribute foods among poor in the city.

Mohammad Hanif, a close associate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, had active role in all democratic movement including 1969’s Mass Upsurge and 1971 Liberation War.

Hanif, who suffered critical splinter injuries in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack, died on November 28 in 2006 at the age of 62.

Incumbent Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon, son of Mohammad Hanif, has sought doa for his father’s departed soul, the release said.

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