Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayer) of Mehjabeen Choudhury, wife of late Bangladesh speaker Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, will be held on Saturday noon.
The special prayer will be held at Dhanmondi’s Taqwa Mosque on Road 7A after Duhr (midday) prayers, family sources said.Another Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Sylhet shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal after Maghrib (evening) prayers on Saturday.
She will be buried at the shrine’s graveyard, where many of her family members are also laid to rest.
Mehjabeen Choudhury and her husband ambassador Humayun Rashid Chowdhury had sheltered Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana at their Bonn residence in Germany after the assassination of their father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of the family members in 1975.
Born in Cumilla in 1933, Mehjabeen Choudhury was 85 years old.