‘The steely resolve of my grandfather to build Sonar Bangla was passed down to my mother’: Sajeeb Wazed

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Published on March 17, 2022
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Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said the 102nd birthday of his grandfather - Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - evokes his dream about Bangladesh, its people.

"Let it resonate in every heart and get us closer to the realization of Vision 2041," Joy said in a Facebook post on his verified page today wishing Bangabandhu on his birthday.

The only occasion when his grandmother objected was when his grandfather allowed him a puff on his lighted pipe, Joy recalled.

"While my grandma turned furious, my grandfather let out his trademark uproarious laughter as I coughed my little lungs out."

"That is one of my few childhood memories with my grandfather that never faded all these decades," he said.

But, the curtain on that togetherness came down on August 15, 1975, Joy said, adding that since then, life has been one of ceaseless struggle to survival for each surviving member of his family.

"The steely resolve of my grandfather to build Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal) was passed down to my mother," Joy said.