Moudud Ahmed laid to rest

Staff Correspondent

20 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Moudud Ahmed laid to rest

BNP leaders and activists join the namaz-e-janaza for BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office in the capital on Friday. —SUN photo

BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed was laid to eternal rest at his family graveyard in Noakhali on Friday.

He was buried beside the graves of his parents in Companiganj’s Manikpur of the district in the afternoon.

A pall of gloom descended on the people when a helicopter carrying the body of the veteran politician reached Noakhali at 3:10pm.

His namaz-e-janazas were held at Kabirhat Degree College, Bashurhat Government Mujib College and his village home premises in Manikpur.

Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, lawmaker of Noakhali-4 constituency Ekramul Karim Chowdhury, BNP Vice-President Mohammad Shahjahan, BNP Vice Chairman Barkatullah Bulu, former chief whip of the Opposition Party Advocate Zainul Abdin Farroque, president of BNP’s Noakhali district unit Golam Haider BSC, general secretary Advocate Abdur Rahman, Bashurhat Municipality Mayor Abdul Kader Mirja and Kabirhat Municipality Mayor Zahirul Haq Raihan joined the janaza and paid their last respect to Moudud Ahmed there. 

Earlier, on the day, his body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar at around 9:00am where thousands of people, including political leaders and activists of different parties, paid homage to him.               

Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Gonoshasthaya Kendra Founder and Trustee Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, Convener of Nagarik Oikya Mahmudur Rahman Manna and many others paid their tributes to the veteran politician at the Shaheed Minar.

Then, the body of former Law Minister Moudud Ahmed was taken to the Supreme Court premises where his first namaz-e-janaza was held around 10:00am.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, judges of Appellate and High Court divisions, political leaders and scores of lawyers attended in  the janaza.

The second namaz-e-janaza of Moudud member was held at in front of BNP’s Naya Paltan central office after party leaders and activists paid homage to the deceased.

The 81-year-old ailing BNP leader died while receiving treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Moudud Ahmed’s body arrived in Dhaka on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight.

BNP kept the party flag flown at half-mast and hoisted black flag on Thursday marking the death of the senior party leader.