Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid wealthy tributes to India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee and stated he was a real good friend of Bangladesh, because the nation’s Parliament adopted a condolence movement over his demise.
“He was a true friend of Bangladesh since our 1971 Liberation War,” Ms Hasina advised the maiden session of Parliament referred to as for the second time for the reason that outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The nation’s Parliament adopted a condolence movement to mourn the demise of Mr Mukherjee and a number of other distinguished Bangladeshis who died just lately.
Mr Mukherjee, 84, died on Monday in New Delhi following a 21-day battle with a number of illnesses. The former president was cremated with full state honours on Tuesday.
The Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday introduced that it’ll observe a one-day state mourning on the demise of the nation’s “real friend”.
Ms Hasina recalled Mr Mukherjee’s private assist for her and her household significantly throughout her life in exile in India after the August 15, 1975 coup in Bangladesh.
The putsch killed her father and Bangladesh’s founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman together with most of his relations and toppled his post-independence authorities. Ms Hasina and her youthful sister Sheikh Rehana survived as they have been on a short go to overseas.
Ms Hasina recalled that in the course of the exile, the remaining members of her household needed to hold their identities secret for safety causes which additionally restricted their actions and social interactions.
“In those days, it was his family alone we could develop a family relation and got the taste of the family relationship,” she stated.
Ms Hasina described Ms Mukherjee as an erudite politician with huge information in several fields.
The premier stated Ms Mukherjee all the time used his good workplace for Bangladesh’s profit and counteracted unfavourable campaigns in opposition to the nation.
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