MNA Feature Desk: The 55th death anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque is being observed across the country on Thursday with due respect.
Different socio-political organizations, professional bodies and institutions have chalked out various programmes to mark the day.
The programmes include placing wreaths and offering fateha at the grave of the great leader, holding milad and doa mahfils and discussions in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking the death anniversary of AK Fazlul Huq.
The political legend was born in Saturia village, located in Bakerganj district (now Jhalokati District in Barisal Division). After the Partition of Bengal in 1905, he emerged as a leader and advocate of the Muslim community of Bengal. Haque was involved in the formation of the All-India Muslim League in Dhaka on 1906.
He became Chief Minister of East Bengal in 1952. In 1954 Sher-e-Bangla, Hussein Shaheed Suhrawardy and Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani led the United Front to an election victory in East Pakistan over the Muslim League. In 1955, he was Home Minister of Pakistan and, from 1956 to 1958, Governor of East Pakistan.
Abul Kasem Fazlul Haque died on April 27, 1962.