The prime minister paid homage to the veteran politician Saturday morning at the South Plaza of the parliament by placing a wreath on his coffin decorated with the national flag
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to Bangladesh National Awami Party's (NAP) President Prof Muzaffar Ahmed.
The prime minister paid homage to the veteran politician Saturday morning at the South Plaza of the parliament by placing a wreath on his coffin decorated with the national flag, followed by a moment of silence to honour the professor's memory.
Prof Muzaffar also happened to be a member of the advisory council during the time of the Mujibnagar government, playing a monumental role in the nation's Liberation War in 1971.
On behalf of her party Awami League President Sheikh Hasina further commemorated her respect by placing another wreath alongside several senior leaders of the party.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, joint secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretary Enamul Haque Shameem, Information and Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Hussain, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, and other prominent leaders of the party were also present.
President M Abdul Hamid and Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury both placed wreaths on the coffin of the veteran leader.
A munajat was offered on the occasion of the departed soul of Prof Muzaffar.
The first namaz-e-janaza of the NAP president was held at South Plaza of the parliament around 11 am.
Prof Muzaffar, who was the NAP president for over five decades, breathed his last around 8pm on Friday at Dhaka's Apollo Hospital.