Hossen Sohel: The government is purchasing the historic Rose Garden Palace where the Awami League held its first major inaugural meeting.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was also present at that meeting of now ruling Awami League, the party that led the Bengalis in the struggle for independence from Pakistan, reports the Financial Express.
It will take Tk 3.31 billion for the government to acquire the Palace, now owned by Laila Raquib, the widow of the Palace’s latest owner Kazi Abdur Raquib who inherited the property from his father.
Hindu zamindar Hrikesh Das built the Palace in the late 19th century. Later Khan Bahadur Kazi Abdur Rashid bought it from him in 1936.
Between 1940 and 1960, Rose Garden was well known as a major landmark where all the famous people would mingle and hang out.
It is a registered heritage property of Bangladesh now, reports bdnews24.
The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase cleared the proposal to buy the Palace in old Dhaka’s Tikatuli at a meeting chaired by Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday, said Additional Cabinet Secretary Mostafizur Rahman.
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