The Bangladesh Assistant High Commission here on Wednesday observed the country’s “National Mourning Day”, to mark the 43rd death anniversary of the first Bangladesh President “Bangabandhu” Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

A day-long programme was organised by the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission to mark the day. Messages of the Bangladesh President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister were read out.

Bangladesh’s Assistant High Commissioner Shakhawat Hossain said that on this day in 1975 Rahman was brutally assassinated by a group of army officers.

“Bangabandhu’s wife, sons, and daughters-in-law were also killed in the massacre, one of the most heinous carnage in world history. Sixteen others, all close to Sheikh Mujib, were shot dead at his Dhanmondi residence,” Hossain said.

Bangabandhu’s daughters — Sheikh Hasina, incumbent Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Rehana survived as they were abroad at the time of the killings, he stated.