The Iranian Embassy in Dhaka on Friday hosted a discussion programme on the occasion of the 34th death anniversary of Hazrat Imam Khomeini (RA), founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The meeting discussed ‘Imam Khomeini (RA) and His Groundworks for the Formation of the New Islamic Civilization’ at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, said a press release.
Professor Dr Anisuzzaman, vice chancellor of Global University was present at the event as the chief guest.
Md Nazrul Islam Khan, member secretary and curator of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum, Dhaka and Hujjatul Islam Shahabuddin Mashaekhi Raad, Bangladesh representative of Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran were present as special guests.
Hafez Maolana Muhammad Nazir Mahmud, pesh imam of Dhaka University Central Mosque was present as guest of honour. Seyed Reza Mirmohammadi, cultural counsellor of the Embassy of Iran in Bangladesh presided over the meeting.
Hazrat Imam Khomeini also known as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian political and religious leader who served as the first supreme leader of Iran from 1979 until his death in 1989.
Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country’s first supreme leader, a position created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. Most of his period in power was taken up by the Iran-Iraq War of 1980–1988. He was succeeded by Ali Khamenei on 4 June 1989.