Leaders and activists of Awami League (AL) on Monday paid homage to the party’s Advisory Council Member Mukul Bose, who died at a hospital in Chennai of India on Saturday.
The body of Mukul Bose arrived in the country on a special flight of US-Bangla Airlines on Sunday.
Leaders and activists of the party led by its General Secretary Obaidul Quader paid homage to Mukul Bose by placing wreaths on his coffin after the body was taken to the AL central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital around 10:30am.
His coffin was kept on a makeshift stage in front of the party office where a guard of honour was given to the heroic freedom fighter.
Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, paid tribute to him by placing a wreath on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Following this, Quader flanked by leaders of AL again paid homage to Bose by placing a wreath on behalf of the party.
“Mukul Bose dedicated his life to the AL. He always stood by the party in difficult times. Mukul will be held up as an example to the party’s leaders and activists,” Quader said.
AL Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury, Shahjahan Khan, Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya and Qamrul Islam, Joint General Secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Dr Hasan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organising Secretaries Ahmad Hossain and SM Kamal Hossain, Liberation War Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Relief and Social Welfare Affairs Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Office Secretary Biplob Barua and central committee member Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin, among others, were present.
Along with Obaidul Quader and Syed Ashraful Islam, Bose was also the joint general secretary of the Awami League during the state of emergency in 2007.
He was elected as the party’s advisory council member on January 1, 2017.