To mark 55th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russell, the Awami League leaders and activists on Thursday paid their tributes after placing floral wreaths at the Banani graveyard of all martyrs, including Sheikh Russell.
Different socio-cultural organisations, including the associate bodies of the ruling Awami League, have taken various programmes to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russell.
Besides, recitation of fateha, milad and doa mahfil have been arranged seeking eternal peace of the deceased.
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.