NAP president Muzaffar buried in Cumilla

Our correspondent . Cumilla   | Published at 12:20am on August 26, 2019

Muzaffar Ahmed, the last surviving member of the advisory council of Bangladesh’s government in exile during the war of independence in 1971 and president of National Awami Party, was laid to rest at his village home at Alahbad in Debidwar of Cumilla with state honours on Sunday afternoon.

He was laid to rest beside his parent’s graves at the family graveyard after the last namaj-e-janaza at his village.

The Cumilla district admiration gave a guard of honour to the freedom fighter before the burial.

The third namaj-e-janaga of the veteran left leader, who died at a Dhaka hospital on Friday at  the age of 97, was held at Cumilla Town Hall ground in the morning.

Politicians from ruling and opposition camps and people from all walks of life attend the janaza.

Awami League central leaders AFM Fakhrul Islam Munshi, Rajee Mohammad Fakhrul, BNP central leader Manjurul Ahsan Munhi, Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League president and freedom fighter Abdul Kader Siddique, Jatiya Party leader Ikbal Hossain Raju and others attended the janaza. 

On Saturday morning, his first namaj-e-janaza was held on the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad

Bhaban at 11:00am where state honours were also given.

Muzaffar’s 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 second janaza was held at Baitul Mukkaram national mosque after zohr prayers.

Bangldesh Economic Association in a message expressed condolences over the death of Muzaffar, whom they found the sub-continent’s eminent politician, economist and scholarly professor.