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Mukundalal Sarker's 38th death anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, 12 Oct 2017, (BSS) - The 38th death anniversary of Mukundalal Sarker, a prominent leader of anti-British Movement and a war veteran of 1971 will be observed tomorrow.

Sree Sarker was born in 1909 at Dharmaryer Bari Village under Muksedpur Upazila of Gopalgonj district. During his long political career, he played an important role in building a strong resistance against the imperialist forces and actively participated in the movement against Zamindary system. He was detained for several times for his role against British rule.

Sree Sarker was imprisoned under defense of Pakistan rule in 1965. He was very close to Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Sher-e-Bangla A.K.Fazlul Huq, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

As part of social welfare activities, Sree Sarker established several colleges, high schools and primary schools in different areas of Gopalgonj and Khulna.

To observe the day, special prayers will be offered and a discussion will be held in the evening at the Dhanmondi residence of Sree Sarker's younger son senior journalist Ajit Kumar Sarkar. His second son Manaindra Nath Sarker, editor of Education Today and columnist, third son Subash Sarker, General Manager of M R Engineering and Ajit Kumar Sarker have requested all to pray for peace of the departed soul of their father.