Muzaffar Ahmed to be buried in Cumilla today (Update-7)

Sun Online Desk

25th August, 2019 09:11:43 printer

Muzaffar Ahmed to be buried in Cumilla today (Update-7)

Muzaffar Ahmed, who was part of the wartime Bangladesh government in exile and a close friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, would be laid to rest at his village home at Alahbad of Debidwar in Cumilla on Sunday.

Muzaffar, the chief of National Awami Party’s (NAP) died at a Dhaka hospital on Friday. He was 98.

The first namaj-e-janaza of Muzzaffar was held on the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 11:00am on Saturday where state honours was given.

Then on behalf of president Md Abdul Hamid, a floral wreath was placed on the coffin.

After that prime mister Sheikh Hasina placed a wreath followed by speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader and others.

Muzaffar mortal remains were then taken to the Central Shaheed Minar, where leaders of different political parties, leaders of different socio-cultural organisations paid their last respect to the veteran left leader.

The third janaza was held at North gate of Baitul Mokkaram national mosque after zohr prayers.

Then the body was taken to his village home at Debidwar on Saturday.

The body would be taken to Cumilla town on Sunday morning and a janza would be held there and the body of the leader would return to his village home and will be buried there.  

The 98-year-old was admitted to hospital recently with old age complications.

He breathed his last around 7:50pm while being treated at the ICU of Apollo Hospital.

Muzaffar, born on April 14, 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.

He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerilla force of the student union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.

Three years ago, he declined the government’s offer Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.