Women BD Desk: Sheikh Rehana, younger daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, turned 67 today.
Born at Tungipara in Gopalganj district on September 13, 1955, she is the third of five offspring of Bangabandhu and Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib.
As Sheikh Rehana is currently in London, there were no formal programmes on the occasion of her birthday here.
Sheikh Rehana married Prof Dr Shafique Ahmed Siddique and they have a son and two daughters.
Their son Radwan Mujib Siddique is working in an international organization and is a trustee of Awami League’s research wing, Centre for Research and Information (CRI); daughter Tulip Siddique is a Labour Party MP of British Parliament; and youngest daughter Azmina Siddique Rupanti is working as Global Risks Analysis Editor of London-based the Control Risks.
Bangabandhu’s entire family, except his two daughters, was brutally assassinated by some disgruntled army men on the fateful night of August 15, 1975.
His daughters — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana — survived the massacre as they were on a visit to the then West Germany.
Sheikh Rehana, known as “Chhoto Apa” to all, has inherited a simple lifestyle from her father Bangabandhu. Thousands of people and followers through social media extended heartfelt greetings and compliments to Sheikh Rehana and wished her a long and healthy life on the occasion of her birthday.