Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday attended a milad and doa mahfil seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of Ivy Rahman, wife of late president Zillur Rahman and former women affairs secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL).

The milad and doa mahfil was held at Ivy Concord at Gulshan in the capital after Asr prayers on the occasion of her 15th martyrdom anniversary.

Relatives, friends and well-wishers of the deceased as well as ministers, parliament members, leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies, senior officials of the Prime Minister's Office and directors and other officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board also joined the milad and doa mahfil.

AL presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury and lawyer Abdul Matin Khashru, organising secretaries Ahmad Hossain and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, eminent actor and parliament member Akbar Hossain Pathan (Faruk), information secretary Abdul Maleque and Bangladesh Medical Association president Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin were present.

A special munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Ivy Rahman, Zillur Rahman and other victims of the 21 August carnage.

Earlier, the prime minister talked to the family members of Ivy Rahman, including her son Nazmul Hasan Papon, MP, and consoled them.

On this day in 2004, Ivy Rahman succumbed to splinter injuries she suffered in the 21 August grisly grenade attack on a peaceful Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue in the city.