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Shamsul Islam laid to rest

Sun Online Desk     27th April, 2018 06:19:50 printer

Shamsul Islam laid to rest

Former BNP standing committee member and former minister M Shamsul Islam was laid to eternal rest on Friday.


He was buried at his family graveyard at Tinsuri village in Sadar upazila of Munshiganj following his fourth and final namaz-e-janaza after Juma prayers.


BNP leaders and activists, locals, family members and relatives attended the janaza, reports UNB. 


Shamsul Islam breathed his last at United Hospital in the capital at 1:40 pm on Thursday while undergoing treatment for various old-age complications.


The BNP leader’s first janaza was held at Gulshan Azad Mosque after Maghrib prayers on Thursday, and then his body was kept at United Hospital mortuary.


His second janaza was held at 9am today (Friday) at the South Plaza of Parliament Complex.


Later, his body was taken to BNP's Nayapaltan central office around 10:30am and kept on a temporary stage in front of it, enabling party leaders and activists to have a last glimpse of their late leader.


Then his third namaz-e-janaza was held there participated by several hundred party leaders and activists.


From Nayapaltan, his body was brought here for burial.


Born on January 1, 1932, Shamsul Islam joined BNP’s politics right after its formation. He was appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner to Indonesia in 1979.


He was elected MP thrice on BNP’s tickets in 1991, 1996 and 2001 from his home constituency.


When BNP formed government in 1991, he was first made state minister for posts and telecommunications and then food minister.


Later, he performed as both the food and the information minister from 1993 to 1996.


He was first made land minister during BNP’s rule in 2001 and later given the charge of the Information Ministry.