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Zillur Rahman’s 2nd death anniversary observed

Update : 20 Mar 2015, 07:07 PM

The second death anniversary of veteran politician and former Bangladesh president Zillur Rahman was observed with various programmes in Kishoreganj yesterday.

In observance of the anniversary, a memorial meeting and milad mahfil was organised at the Kishorganj Press Club.

Meanwhile, local Awami League, its associate bodies also organised various programmes including, laying floral wreath at the portrait of Zillur Rahman, memorial meeting and distributing foods among poor people in the town.

Zillur Rahman, who breathed his last at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 20, 2013, was the 19th president of Bangladesh.

He was also the undeclared guardian of Bangabandhu’s remaining family after the father of the nation, along with most of his family members, was assassinated on the fateful night of August 15, 1975.

He was born in on March 9 in 1929 at Bhairabpur Uttarpara Balaki Mollabari in Bhairab upazila in Kishoreganj. 

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