Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was born on Mar 17, 1920.
“My heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted.
“He is a hero for all Indians too. It will be my honour to visit Bangladesh later this month for the historic #MujibBorsho celebrations,” he said.
Modi will visit Bangladesh on Mar 26-27, his first visit to a foreign country since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs made an announcement on Tuesday on Modi’s visit to the neighbouring country following an invitation from Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
With details from PTI