28 Nov 2022, 20:06

16th death anniversary of Mayor Hanif observed

DHAKA, Nov 28, 2022 (BSS) - The sixteenth death anniversary of Mayor Mohammad Hanif, former president of Dhaka City Awami League (AL) and the first elected Mayor of the undivided Dhaka City Corporation, was observed today in a befitting manner.

To mark the death anniversary, different social and cultural organisations paid tributes to Hanif by placing wreaths at his grave at Azimpur in the morning.

A cross section of people including the ruling Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies joined doa mahfil at Mayor Mohammad Hanif Jame mosque organised by Mayor Mohammad Hanif Memorial Foundation, said a press release.

Mohammad Hanif was born on April 1 in 1944 in the old city. Hanif began politics as an active member of the Chattra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, from his student life.

Later, Mayor Hanif played a significant role in mass upsurge in 1969 and also during the War of Liberation. He was elected president of Dhaka City unit of Awami League in 1976 and performed his role in the same post until his death.

He was critically injured when he had tried to protect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a grenade attack at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21 in 2004.

He died on November 28 in 2006 while he was undergoing treatment at the hospital.



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