Syed Ashraf’s 2nd namaz-e-janaza held at Sholakia

Dhaka, Sunday   16 June 2019

Syed Ashraf’s 2nd namaz-e-janaza held at Sholakia

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:50 PM, 6 January 2019   Updated: 01:50 PM, 6 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

The second namaz-e-janaza of Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraf was held at Sholakia Eidgaon Maidan in Kishoreganj on Sunday noon. 

Hundreds of thousands of his colleagues, supporters, well-wishers and people from all strata of life participated in his namaz-e-janaza at around 12:00 pm. 

From here, Ashraf’s body will be taken to Mymensingh where another janaza will be held at Anjuman Eidgah at 2:00 pm.

The mortal remains will be flown back to the capital from Mymensingh and the Awami League leader will be laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard after Asr prayers. 

Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza of the veteran Awami League leader was held at the South Plaza of the Jaitya Sangsad this morning.

President Abdul Hamid, Awami League leaders and other politicians from different parties participated in his first namaz-e-janaza. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present there at that time.

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.

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