Alexa Khoka’s body in Dhaka

Dhaka, Sunday   17 November 2019


Khoka’s body in Dhaka

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:53 AM, 7 November 2019  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

The body of the former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka has arrived in Dhaka. 

An Emirates Airlines flight from New York to Dubai carrying the body of Khoka arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:26 am on Thursday. 

Earlier, an Emirates Airlines flight EK-202 carrying the body of Khoka left John F Kennedy Airport in New York for Dubai at 11:20 pm (10:20 am on Wednesday BST) on Tuesday. The flight EK 582 of the same airlines is landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 8:26 am on Thursday. 

Former Deputy Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation Abdus Salam, Khoka’s spouse Ismat Ara Hossain, eldest son Ishraque Hossain, Younger son Isfaq Hossain, daughter Sarika Sadek and other family members are along with the body.  

BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas received the body of Sadeque Hossain Khoka at the airport. During this, standing committee member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, chairperson’s adviser Ataur Rahman Dali, joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon, organizing secretary Fazlul Haque Milan and several hundred activists were present outside the airport.

After the formalities of the airport, Khoka’s body will be taken directly to the South Plaza of Parliament House. A Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at 11:00 am. Later, the body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 12:00 pm to 1:00 for tribute.

Another Namaz-e-Janaza will be held in front of the BNP party office in Naya Paltan after the Zuhr prayer. Then the body will be taken to Dhaka South City Corporation at 3:00 pm where third Namaz-e-Janaza will be held. From there, the body will be taken to his Gopibagh residence.

Later, Khoka’s body will be taken to Dhupkhola ground where last Namaz-e-Janaza will be held after Asr. He will be buried at Jurain Graveyard after Namaz-e-Janaza.