BNP leader Mannan passes away

Staff Correspondent | Published: 09:07, Aug 05,2020 | Updated: 00:56, Aug 06,2020


Abdul Mannan

Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman and former state minister Abdul Mannan died at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday night. He was 78.

Mannan, also a former president of Dhaka district unit BNP, breathed his last around 9:07pm at Evercare Hospital while undergoing treatment for kidney ailment and other old-age complications,’ said his son-in-law Nasiruddin Asim.

He said Mannan was admitted to the hospital on Sunday as his condition deteriorated.

He is survived by his daughter and a host of relatives.

The first namaz-e-janaza of Mannan was held at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office at 11:00am on Wednesday where party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and others central leaders attended.

While the second one was held at Dhanmondi Eidgah at 12:00pm, the third one on the Nawabganj’s Dalimpur Rahmania High School ground at 3:00pm, the fourth and final one was held on Dohar College field at 4:00pm.

He was buried beside the grave of his wife at Azimpur Graveyard in the afternoon.

Mannan had been elected member of parliament consecutively for four times from Dhaka-2 constituency from 1991 to 2001 with BNP nomination. He was made the state minister for civil aviation and tourism when BNP formed government in 1991.

He also worked as the president of the South Asian Federation of Accountants and the Asia Pacific Travel Association.

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at his death.

In separate condolence messages, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved family members.

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