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On this day 46 years back the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to his liberated homeland after his release from Pakistani prison following the emergence of independent Bangladesh through the victory in the Liberation War.

Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day observed

WT24 Desk

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Homecoming Day was observed yesterday with Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina and front and socio-cultural organisations’ leaders placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital’s Dhanmondi 32, Agencies report.

Bangabandhu became the undisputed leader of the then Pakistan through AL’s landslide victory in the general elections of 1970s and was arrested by the Pakistani army on March 25, 1971 from his Dhanmondi residence during a late night crackdown on East Pakistanis.

He was kept in a West Pakistani jail while the nation fought the Liberation War for nine months to achieve victory on December 16, 1971. On the day in 1972, the Pakistani junta was compelled to free Bangabandhu.

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