Sayem Sobhan Anvir, the Managing Director of Bashundhara Group, celebrated the 60th birthday of Sheikh Russel at the Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Club Complex in Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital today.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir, also the Chairman of Sheikh Russel KC, took all the initiatives to celebrate the day in a befitting manner like every year.
Marking the day, the Sheikh Russel KC Chairman joined in a special monajat seeking eternal peace for the departed soul of Sheikh Russel before cutting a cake.
Then, Sayem Sobhan Anvir handed over a cheque to national team goalkeeper Mitul Marma, who is going to play for the club in the upcoming domestic season.
Sheikh Russel KC’s Vice-Chairman Naem Nizam and Imdadul Haque Milon, Director In Charge Ismat Jamil Akhond, Director Finance Md Fakhruddin, Directors Dr Sazzad Haider, Md Hamidul Haque and Md Abubakar, life time members – Shah Alom and Abdul Latif, players, coaching staff other distinguished personalities were present on the occasion.
Earlier this day, Sheikh Russel KC directors, members and officials paid tribute placing floral wreaths to Sheikh Russel’s grave in the city’s Banani and arranged a dua mahfil and special monajat at Banani graveyard mosque.
Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at Dhanmondi 32 in Dhaka which is now known as ‘Bangabandhu Memorial Museum or Bangabandhu Bhaban’.
Russel was brutally killed along with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, his two elder brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and their most of the family members and close relatives on the fateful night of 15 August in 1975 by a group of disgruntled army men.
He was then only 10 years of old and a grade four student at University Laboratory School.
Bangabandhu’s two daughters – incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana – survived the carnage as they were in Germany at that time.