"It's not merely the address of the soul, but number 32 Dhanmondi is the address of all time sorrows of Bangalees. It's natural to become moved and choked going through the house, its lush green lawn and seeing the memorable exhibits, used items and incidents in the life of Bangabandhu on display inside. It's natural not to remain natural (there)."
This was the observation of Director of the Indian Cricket Squad and eminent commentator Ravi Shastri, who was overwhelmed after visiting Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road-32 in the city on June 16, BSS reports.
Ravi Shastri, former skipper of Indian Cricket squad, expressed his feelings saying that those who would come to visit Bangladesh must go through the museum at least for once.
"I came here (Museum) for the first time and getting back with a memorable experience. I could now realise as to why he (Bangabandhu) has always been fondly called as a great human soul. Everything what I watched here touched my heart. Those who would come to visit Bangladesh must turn up here at least for once," he wrote in the visitor's book after going through Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
Ravi Shastri, also a regular member of Indian Cricket squad from 1987-1990, along with four officials of the Indian Cricket Team came to visit the museum during its Bangladesh visit in June and had gone through all its galleries of exhibits carrying the loving memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who along with most of his family members were assassinated in a military putsch on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975.
The Indian Cricket Team officials who accompanied Ravi Shastri were manager Biswarup Dey, Bharat Arun, Sanjoy Bangar and Sridhar.
The daily Ananda Bazar Patrika of Kolkaka carried a story in its June 16 issue with a headline: 'Ravi Shastri was thunderstruck after reaching the cursed stairs' (of Bangabandhu Bhaban), once the residence of the founding father of the nation and now transformed into a museum.
The Bangla language daily also mentioned in its report that when someone of the museum wanted to know from Ravi Shastri whether he would go through the selected areas of the museum, an overwhelmed and thunder-struck Indian manager expressed his eagerness to visit all the areas of the museum at Dhanmondi Road-32, which is the destination of the soul of Bangla and also the destination of its sorrows as well.