“Tensions loomed before Russel’s birth. Kamal, Jamal, Rehana, Khoka uncle and
I, were at home. Ma was with Boro Fupu and Mejo Fupu (paternal aunts). A doctor and a nurse
came along with. Time seemed to had stopped. Jamal and Rehana kept on falling asleep only to
wake up again. We stayed awake the entire night to welcome the youngest member of family.
Mejo Fupu came out with news. We had a baby brother. Our joys knew no bounds. We couldn’t
wait to see our baby brother. Mejo Fupu said she would call. Soon our wait came to an end.
Boro Fupu placed him in my lap. A head full of thick black hair, fluffy fluffy cheeks,
Russel was quite the healthy child.”
Source: Sheikh Hasina, ‘Amader Choto Russel Shona’