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AL pays tribute to former President Zillur Rahman

DHAKA, March 20, 2017 (BSS) - Ruling Awami League today paid their profound respect to the memory of former President M Zillur Rahman marking his fourth death anniversary.

Leaders of the party led by its General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader paid homage by placing wreaths at his grave in city's Banani Graveyard this morning.

Awami League Presidium member Dr Abdur Razzak, Joint General Secretary Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Information and Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Hossen, Dhaka City South Awami League General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad, Jubo League Chairman Omar Farque Chowdhury and Chhatra League President Saifur Rahman Sohag, among others, were present.

Terming the late President as one of the architects of Bangladesh Awami League, the minister said his ideology encouraged the leaders and activists of the party for several decades ahead. "We still feel his absence," he added.

Zillur Rahman was the undeclared guardian of Bangabandhu family following the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975.

The 19th President of Bangladesh, Zillur Rahman breathed his last at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 20 in 2013.

As one of the main associates of Bangabandhu, he played an important role in the historic Language Movement and the War of Liberation.