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Syed Ashraf’s namaz-e-janaza held at Jaitya Sangsad

Staff CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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The first namaz-e-janaza of Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraf was held at the South Plaza of the Jaitya Sangsad on Sunday morning.

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

Earlier on the day, the body of Syed Ashraf, son of the national leader and Bangabandhu’s close associate Syed Nazrul Islam, was taken to South Plaza of the Parliament complex from Combined Military Hospital (CMH) at 9:30 am.

From here, Ashraf’s body will be taken to his home district Kishoreganj by a helicopter where his second janaza will be held at Sholakia Eidgaon Maidan at 12 noon. Then his 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.

Syed Ashraf 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.

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