The 57th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today.
Sheikh Russel, 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.
He was assassinated by the killers on August 15 in 1975.
Russel was brutally killed along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, when he was a student of class four 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 Russel.
To mark the day, Awami League placed floral wreath on the graves of all martyrs, including Sheikh Russel, of the 15 August carnage in 1975, in the city’s Banani graveyard at 8 am today.
Besides, fateha, milad and doa mahfil are set to be held by the party members.
Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader, in a statement, on Saturday urged party leaders, workers, supporters and people of all walks of life to observe the birthday of Sheikh Russel following the health rules.