Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Various organizations including Canada PDI-Udichi express their condolences on the death of Haider Akbar Khan Rono

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Photo credit Monir Zaman Raju

Canada PDI (Progressive Democratic Initiative) has issued a statement expressing deep grief and respect over the death of veteran top politician, Marxist theorist, author, organizer of 69’s uprising, and one of the organizers of the great liberation war Haider Akbar Khan Rano. In a condolence message sent by PDI President Azfar Syed Ferdous and General Secretary Monir Zaman Raju termed his death as an irreparable loss to the nation and the death of a mentor-like leader.

They feel that the common working people have lost a great ally in their street struggle and movement due to the continued exploitation of the government and capitalists. In the same statement, he strongly demanded to give him the state honor and dignity he deserves as a freedom fighter. A memorial service will be organized soon in Toronto by the PDI.

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Besides, in a statement sent by President of Bangladesh Udichi Art Group Canada Parliament Subhash Das and General Secretary Minara Zahir, the famous politician, Marxist theorist and writer mentioned that the death of this leader is an irreparable loss in the life of the nation and that leaders like him are needed more in the present crisis.

It is to be noted that he breathed his last when he was admitted to a private hospital in Dhaka on May 6 due to respiratory complications due to old age. He was elected General Secretary of the Pakistan Students’ Union and General Secretary of the East Bengal Workers’ Federation, and was an advisor to the Communist Party of Bangladesh at the time of his death. Apart from politics, he has written countless articles in books and magazines on various subjects including history, philosophy, economics, science. He won the 2021 Bangla Academy Literary Award.

This leader, who was in the front line of the country’s liberation war and all mass movements, was imprisoned several times by the government of Pakistan and was born on August 31, 1942 in Barashula village of Narail district. Next Monday May 13th from 10 am to 11 am at the CPB office and the body along with the procession will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar from 12 pm to 1 am to pay respects there.

He will be buried next to the graves of his parents in Banani after the funeral prayers at Dhaka University Mosque at 1 pm. At the time of his death, his only child Rana Sultana, a resident of Canada, was by his side.

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