The 68th birthday of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed by the ruling Awami League.
Born on August 5, 1949, at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal was the founder-president of the country's leading sporting club Abahani Krira Chakra and founder-member of Dhaka Theatre.
Kamal was killed along with most of his family members by a group of disgruntled army personnel on August 15, 1975 at the age of 26.
He took part in the Liberation War and was the Aide-de-Camp to General Ataul Gani Osmani during the war.
Kamal was a former executive member of the Bangladesh Chhatra League's central committee. He was a first division cricket and basketball player.
The Awami League paid tribute at his portrait at the premises of Dhanmondi Abahoni Club at 8am on Saturday.
Obaidul Quader, the ruling party general secretary, leaders of the party's Dhaka City units, and associate fronts placed wreath at Kamal's portrait.
Awami League and its front organisations will pay tribute to Sheikh Kamal at Banani graveyard at 9am. Apart from them, the Awami Swechachhasebok League, Jubo League and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote are schedueld to observe the day with various programmes.
The Swechachasebok League also will hold discussion and special prayers at Bangabandhu Bhaban at 11am.
Meanwhile, the Jubo League has arranged a discussion meeting on Sheikh Kamal's birth anniversary at Shilpakala Academy at 10am.