Modi-terms-Bangabandhu-as-an-icon-of-democracySenior Correspondent,

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid respects to the Father of the Nation at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and visited his house at Dhanmondi 32.

This is the house where Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with his family members on the fateful night of Aug 15, 1975.

1433608556_6His daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana were saved because they were abroad at that time.

Hasina is now prime minister of Bangladesh and president of his party Awami League.

Radwan Mujib Siddiq, son of Rehana, received Modi at the museum when he arrived after 12pm.

Modi first placed floral wreath at the Bangabandhu’s portrait, and then observed a minute of silence.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra visiting the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on June 06, 2015.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra visiting the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on June 06, 2015.


modi_museum_759Then he started visiting the Museum.

Later he signed the visitor’s book and left around 12:30pm.

He arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10:08am and will stay at Pan Pacific Sonargoan Dhaka Hotel during the visit.

His 35-hour whirlwind visit is the first after he became prime minister last year in May.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who came on Friday night, will meet him at the hotel at about 3:15pm.

Modi will then leave for the Prime Minister’s Office for discussions with Hasina at about 4:15pm.

03_Narendra+Modi_Dhanmondi+32_060615_0018The visit comes on the heels of land boundary settlement and will witness a flurry of engagements in almost all sectors, focusing on trade and connectivity.


JUNE 06, 2015



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