Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (Aug 24) attended a Milad and Doa Mehfil in the capital seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Ivy Rahman, wife of late President Zillur Rahman and former women affairs secretary of Bangladesh Awami League.
The Milad and Doa Mehfil was held at the Ivy Concord, the residence of Ivy Rahman, at Gulshan, Dhaka after Asr prayers on the occasion of her 15th martyrdom anniversary.
Relatives, friends and well-wishers of the deceased as well as ministers, parliament members, leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies, senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office and directors and other officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board also joined the milad and doa mahfil.
They included Awami League Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury and Advocate Abdul Matin Khashru, Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, eminent actor and parliament member Akbar Hossain Pathan (Faruk), Information Secretary Abdul Maleque and Bangladesh Medical Association President Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, local media reported.
A special Munajat was offered on the occasion, seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Ivy Rahman, Zillur Rahman and other victims of the Aug 21 carnage.
Earlier, the prime minister talked to the family members of the deceased including Nazmul Hasan Papon, MP, son of late Ivy Rahman, and consoled them.
On this day in 2004, Ivy Rahman succumbed to splinter injuries she suffered in the Aug 21 grisly grenade attack on a peaceful Awami League rally on city’s Bangabandhu Avenue.