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Hannan Shah laid to rest

  • Published at 06:20 pm September 30th, 2016
  • Last updated at 06:26 pm September 30th, 2016
Hannan Shah laid to rest

His two namaz-e-janazas were held at Bhawal Rajbari ground around 9am and Kapasia Pilot School ground around 11am. Hundreds of BNP leaders and activists participated in the janaza.

BNP leaders, including Fazlul Haq Milon and Nazrul Islam, Gazipur city Awami League general secretary Shah Alam attended the namaz-e-janaza held.

Gazipur city unit Awami League's General Secretary Jahangir Alam and Chairman of Gazipur Sadar upzila Izadur Rahman Milon took part in the janaza.

Apart from the two janaza, four janazas for Hannan Shah were held in the capital on Thursday.

Hannan Shah died at Raffles Heart Centre in Singapore early Tuesday at the age of 77.

His body was brought to Bangladesh on Wednesday evening by a flight of Bangladesh Airlines and later it was kept at the mortuary of Combined Military Hospital.

Hannan Shah born on October 11, 1941 at Ghaturia village of Gazipur’s Kapasia. His father Fakir Abdul Mannan was a minister from 1965-68 of the then Pakistan government.

Hannan Shah joined the Pakistan Army in 1962 and returned to Bangladesh in 1973 and joined the Bangladesh army.

After retiring from the armed forces, Hannan Shah joined politics and became a lawmaker from Gazipur 4.

In 1983, he joined BNP and became the minister of Jute and Textile Ministry in 1991.

When BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was assassinated in 1981, he brought Zia’s body from Rangunia to Dhaka and went into retirement during the Ershad regime.

He played a crucial role in keeping BNP together in 2007 when the army backed caretaker government assumed office. The BNP announced four days of mourning for his death.