Namaj-e-janaza of Sheikh Selim’s grandson Zayan held in city

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24th April, 2019 05:30:29 printer

Namaj-e-janaza of Sheikh Selim’s grandson Zayan held in city

The namaj-e-janaza of Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhary Zayan was held at Banani Chairmenbari ground in the capital after Asr prayers.

Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram Mosque led the namaj-e-janaza at 5:15pm on Wednesaday.

Thousands of people including relatives, neighbours, party activists, politicians and well-wishers took part in the janaza of minor Zayan (8), who was killed in bomb attacks at a hotel in Sri Lanka on Sunday.   

Earlier, the mortal remains of Zayan was brought back to Dhaka.

A flight of Sri Lankan Airlines carrying the body of Zayan, arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at 12.45 pm on Wednesday.

The mortuary van carrying Zayan's body reached at Selim's residence in Banani around 1:30 pm.

Zayan, son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary, will be buried at the Banani graveyard following his namaz-e-janaza.

At least 321 people were killed and around 500 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in the Sri Lankan capital on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Zayan, one of the two sons of Sheikh Selim’s daughter, Sheikh Amena Sultana Sonia, died in an explosion at a hotel where the family was staying. Zayan’s father, Mashiul Haque Chowdhury, was also injured in the blast and later admitted to a local hospital.

According to Sheikh Selim’s family members and close aides, Sonia, her husband Mashiul and their two sons, Zayan and Zohan, were staying at the hotel in Colombo on holiday.

During the explosion, Sonia and Zohan were in their room on the hotel’s sixth floor, while Mashiul and Zayan were at a restaurant on the ground floor.