Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Friday attended the funeral of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi.
While talking to Indian media, the minister said Bangladesh remembers Vajpayee for his contribution to its Liberation War and strong support to its people.
Vajpayee had also great liking for Bengali music, he said.
Earlier, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said Vajpayee was great friend and highly respected in Bangladesh.
As a token of recognition for his invaluable contribution to Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971, the Bangladesh government conferred on him the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour.
His last rites were performed at Smriti Sthal with state honour. The mortal remains of Vajpayee were taken to BJP’s national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in the morning. People from all walks of life paid homage to him.
Vajpayee, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. He had suffered a stroke in 2009.
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