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Muzaffar Ahmed's body to be taken to Shaheed Minar Saturday afternoon

  • Published at 12:22 pm August 24th, 2019
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The veteran politician breathed his last on Friday

The body of Professor Muzaffar Ahmed, president of Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP), will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar for people to pay their last tributes.

People from all walks of life will be able to pay their last respects to him at the Shaheed Minar on Saturday afternoon.

Afterwards, the body will be taken to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque around 1:30pm for his second namaz-e-janaza.

Muzaffar Ahmed's body will be buried at his Elahbad village in Debidwar upazila of Comilla around 10am on August 25.

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The 97-year-old veteran politician, who was part of the wartime Bangladesh government in exile and a close friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, breathed his last around 7:49pm on Friday while undergoing treatment at the ICU of Apollo Hospital.

Ahmed was born on April 14, 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Comilla. He was the last surviving member of the advisory council of the Liberation War-time government in 1971, and also taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University.

He took part in the 1952 Language Movement, and was one of the organizers of National Awami Party (NAP), Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and the guerrilla force of the student union.

 After the independence of Bangladesh, he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1979, and also contested the 1981 presidential elections.