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Bangladesh’s parliament on Sunday passed a resolution condoling the demise of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to Mukherjee, saying he was a true friend of Bangladesh.

Hasina said in Parliament, “He was a true friend of Bangladesh since the 1971 liberation war”. The Parliament passed a motion of condolence on the demise of Mukherjee and several distinguished citizens of Bangladesh. Mukherjee died in New Delhi on Monday. He was hospitalized for 21 days.

The Bangladesh government announced on Tuesday that it will be offering a day of state mourning over the demise of the country’s ‘true friend’.

Hasina recalled Mukherjee’s personal support to himself and his family during the exile in Bangladesh after the August 15, 1975 coup in Bangladesh.

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