Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman was laid to rest in his homeland Bangladesh with the highest state honors, 36 years after he was martyred during a battle with Pakistani occupation forces.
Before the burial, the nation paid homage to the Liberation War hero as the coffin with his remains reached the National Parade Square in Dhaka in the morning. His coffin was brought back to his motherland from Tripura in India on Monday.
Later, Hamidur Rahman was reburied beside Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman at the reserved graveyard for eminent freedom fighters at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual's Graveyard. The 17-year-old freedom fighter attacked and destroyed two Pakistani military posts in a frontier area of Sylhet before he was killed on October 28, 1971.
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