Bangladesh is observing a one day of national mourning for the former president Pranab Mukherjee, who was a well known and revered figure in the country. Mr Mukherjee also had close ties with the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Bangladesh national-flag is seen at half-mast today (September, 2) as the country honours the former President.
Also, the Bangladesh Prime Minister wrote to the Indian Prime Minister offering her condolences a few hours after Mr Mukherjee’s death on Monday and called him a “true friend of Bangladesh”.
She said, “He has always been highly revered and loved by the people of Bangladesh. His steadfast support and contribution in strengthening the relations between the two countries especially during his tenure as the 13th President of India. He will always be remembered with the deepest respect.”
Bangladesh government back in 2013 revered him with “Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sommanona” or Liberation war honour for his contribution to Bangladesh’s Liberation war of 1971.
Where the Indian government has already announced seven days of state mourning in honour of the former President, Bangladesh government also conferred to one of state mourning. The Bangladesh national-flag is also at half-mast the Bangladesh mission in Delhi. An event will also be organised to pay respect to the former President. Indian flag at all the official buildings will also fly half-mast throughout the country.