Ex-deputy speaker Shawkat Ali dies
Published: 11:38 AM, 16 November 2020 Updated: 09:08 PM, 16 November 2020
Former Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Colonel (Retd) Shawkat Ali
Former Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Colonel (Retd) Shawkat Ali passed away (Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un). He was 84.
He breathed his last on Monday morning at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. His son Khaled Shawkat Ali has confirmed the matter.
Valiant freedom fighter Shawkat Ali was admitted to CMH on October 29 after suffering from multiple old-age complications, including kidney and heart-related problems. Later on November 5, he was kept on life support at the hospital.
The body of Shawkat Ali will be kept at Shaheed Minar here around 3:30 pm to facilitate people to pay last respect to him, said a press release.
His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Maghrib prayer today, the release added.
Later, his body will be taken to Naria in Shariatpur district by a helicopter around 10:00 am on Tuesday as he will be buried at his family graveyard there following another namaz-e-janaza.
Shawkat Ali was one of the accused in the Agartala Conspiracy Case filed during the Ayub regime in Pakistan period. He, the founding chairman of Muktijoddha Sanghati Parishad and chief advisor of 71 Foundation, was elected MP from Shariatpur-2 constituency six times.