Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to one of the political luminaries of the country and Bangladesh National Awami Party-NAP (Muzaffar) President Professor Muzaffar Ahmed.
The prime minister paid the homage by placing a wreath on his coffin draped with the red-green national flag at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka on Saturday (Aug 24) morning, reports BSS.
After laying the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Professor Muzaffar, also a member of the advisory council of the Mujibnagar government that led Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.
Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president, placed another wreath on the coffin of Professor Muzaffar on behalf of her party, said the state news agency.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, joint secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, organising secretary Enamul Haque Shameem, information and research secretary Advocate Afzal Hussain, office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap and other central leaders of the party were present on the occasion.
Later, Jatiya Sangsad speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury placed a wreath on the coffin of the veteran politician.
Earlier, a wreath was placed on the coffin of Professor Muzaffar on behalf of President M Abdul Hamid.
A munajat was offered on the occasion seeking eternal peace of the departed soul.
The prime minister, the speaker, ministers, parliament members and leaders of different political parties joined the munajat.
Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza of the NAP president was held at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 11 am.
Professor Muzaffar, who was the NAP president for over five decades, breathed his last around 8 pm on Friday at Apollo Hospitals in the capital.