Shukrabad Bazaar

Sukrabad Bazaar is adjacent to the historical Road 32, Dhanmondi where the residence of the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujiba Rahman, is located. Bangabandhu (Father of Nation) was murdered here, together his family members, on 15 August 1975. The house is now known as Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and is considered to be a memorial to the Bangladesh liberation war and movement. (During filming of Sukrabad Bazaar for Live Bits and Fresh Bits the day of national mourning was celebrated. The Mirpur Road, close to Sukrabad Bazaar was covered with the black posters, flags, festoons and banners with the Bangabandhu's portrait). Although Sukrabad Bazaar is a medium-sized market in Dhanmondi region it has retained its once important position as a shopping area. The inhabitants of Shukrabad, Shubabanbag and West Dhanmondi depend on the market for their daily needs particularly for vegetables, fish, meat, rice, and spices. The main bazaar consists of three small markets founded by a local entrepreneur. Within the bazaar there is a grocery shop, a Bangla food restaurant, school stationery shops and hardware shops. There is also a rickshaw station on the main road, which has photocopy shops, news agencies and key maker lining its sides. Altogether there are around one hundred shops. There is also a floating hawker's market where Chotpoti Wallah (Bangla snacks) and Cha Wallah (tea sellers) offer their products. This Bazaar starts at 7:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM everyday.