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Remains of 1971 war hero to be brought from Pak

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is expected to receive the remains of the war hero, Bir Sreshtho M Matiur Rahaman, when it reaches Dhaka.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2006 14:39 IST

After a long wait of 35 years, the family of Bangladesh's 1971 war hero Bir Sreshtho M Matiur Rahaman, would be finally able to rest him in his motherland.

Rehman is among the seven Bangladeshi war heroes who was conferred with the highest gallantry award Bir Sreshtho.

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is expected to receive the remains of the war hero, when it reaches Dhaka on Saturday night from Masroor Air Force Base in Pakistan on a special flight.

Milly Rahman, widow of Matiur Rahman, and Tuhin Matiur Haider, their daughter will also be present at the airport.

"Finally he is coming back to the soil of the country. This is very important as he sacrificed his life for this soil," an emotional Milly Rahman told The Daily Star.

"This is a very important event for us and hard to believe that it is happening at last," she added.

A six-member team of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs had gone to Pakistan to bring back his remains. All the three wings of the defence forces -- the Army, the Navy and the Air force -- would pay homage to the national hero.