Dhaka, Thursday   21 March 2019

‘Kulkhani’ for Syed Ashraf today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:14 AM, 8 January 2019   Updated: 12:16 PM, 8 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

A milad and doa mahfil for eternal peace of the departed soul of former public administration minister and Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam will be held on Tuesday. 

The program will be held at his official residence on Bailey Road in the capital at 5:00 pm. 

The information was confirmed in a press release signed by Awami League office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader requested all to attend the milad and doa mahfil. 

Syed Ashraf, son of the national leader and Bangabandhu’s close associate Syed Nazrul Islam, died of lung cancer at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, around 9:45 pm on Thursday at the age of 67.

His body was brought back home on Saturday. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying his body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6 pm. From the airport, the body was taken to his Bailey Road official residence and it was later kept at the CMH for Saturday night.

On Sunday, the first namaz-e-janaza of the veteran Awami League leader was held at the South Plaza of the Jaitya Sangsad. Later, the second and third namaz-e-janaza of his was held at Sholakia Eidgaon Maidan in Kishoreganj and Mymensingh respectively. 

After the third namaz-e-janaza at Mymensingh Anjuman Eidgah ground, his body was brought back to Dhaka by helicopter. Then he buried at Banani graveyard.

The veteran Awami League leader was elected MP from Kishoreganj-1 constituency five times - 1996, 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2018.

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