Muzaffar Ahmed’s body to be taken to Shaheed Minar at noon

Prothom Al English Desk | Update:

Muzaffar Ahmed. File photoThe body of professor Muzaffar Ahmed, who was part of the Bangladesh government in exile, will be taken to the central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Saturday noon so that people from all walks of life can pay their last tributes to him, reports UNB.

Then body of Muzaffar Ahmed, also a close friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be taken to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 1:30pm for his second namaz-e-janaza.

He will be buried at Elahbad village of Debidwar upazila in Cumilla around 10:00am on Sunday.

The 98-year-old veteran politician and the chief of National Awami Party (NAP) died under treatment at the ICU of Apollo Hospital around 7:50pm on Friday.

Muzaffar, born on 14 April 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.

He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerrilla force of the Chhatra Union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.

Three years ago, he declined the government’s offer of Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.

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