The first namaj-e-janaja of the Banani FR Tower firefighter Sohel Sohel Rana was held at the headquarters of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Fulbaria of the capital at 11:15 am on Tuesday morning.
His colleagues, fire service officials and his younger brother burst into tears during the prayer.Sohel, who was succumbed to his injuries at a Singapore hospital early Monday, will be buried at his village home in Kishoreganj.
The body of Sohel Rana arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:45pm on Monday.
Director General Brig Gen Sazzad Hossain of the fire service received the body with the presence of his family members and top fire service officials.
Later, the body was kept at the mortuary of Combined Military Hospital (CMH), said Senior Station Officer (media) Khushid Anwar.
Sohel Rana, a staff of Kurmitola Fire Service and Civil Defence, sustained serious injuries on March 28 while rescuing people from FR Tower where a deadly fire claimed 27 lives and left many injured.
Rana was shifted to Singapore from the CMH on Friday for better treatment.