The 55th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russell, youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today (Thursday).
Sheikh Russell, also youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital.
Some disgruntled army personnel killed Russell along with his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15 in 1975.
He was a student of class-IV at University Laboratory School.
Different socio-cultural organisations, including the associate bodies of the ruling Awami League, have taken various programmes to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russell.
To mark the day, the AL will place floral wreaths at 8:00am at the graveyard of all martyrs, including Sheikh Russell.
Besides, recitation of fateha, milad and doa mahfil will also be arranged seeking eternal peace of the deceased.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader has requested party leaders, activists, well-wishers, supporters and people from all spheres of life to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russell in a befitting manner.