The 36th death anniversary of Mukundalal Sarker, a prominent leader of anti-British movement and an organizer of Bangladesh Liberation War, will be observed on Tuesday.
Sree Sarker was born in 1909 at Dharmaryer Bari in Gopalgonj. During his 71-year lifetime, he played an important role in building a strong resistance against all oppressions and actively participated in the movement against Zamindary system, reports BSS.
He was also involved in people's welfare related activities such as building educational institutions, construction of roads and canal digging that made him very popular to the local people.
He was detained for several times for his role against British rule. Sree Sarker was imprisoned under defence of Pakistan rule in 1965.
He was very close to Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
As part of the social welfare activities, Sree Sarker established several colleges, high schools and primary schools in different areas of Gopalgonj and Khulna.
In observance of the day, prayers will be offered tomorrow in the evening followed by a discussion meeting at Sree Sarker's second son columnist Monindra Nath Sarker's Dhanmondi residence (Flat # C-5, House # 71, Road # 15/A, Dhanmondi, close to Chayanaut).
His third son general manager of M R Engineering Suvas Sarker and younger son journalist Ajit Kumar Sarkar have requested all well-wishers to join the prayers and discussion.