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War hero CR Dutta’s body cremated with state honour

  • Published at 06:57 pm September 1st, 2020
Retired major general Bir Uttam Chitta Ranjan Dutta DT
File photo of Maj Gen (rtd) Chitta Ranjan Dutta Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka district administration offered guard of honour to the freedom fighter while the Bangladesh Army fired gun salutes prior to Dutta’s last rites

The body of 1971 Liberation War hero Maj Gen (rtd) Chitta Ranjan Dutta, popularly known as CR Dutta, was cremated on Tuesday at Dhaka’s Rajarbag Cremation Ground with state honour.

Dhaka district administration offered guard of honour to the freedom fighter while the Bangladesh Army fired gun salutes prior to Dutta’s last rites.

Earlier in the morning, his body was taken to his capital’s Banani DOHS residence from the CMH’s mortuary. 

Later the body was taken to the Dhakeshwari Temple premise where people of all walks of life paid their last tributes to this patriotic soul.

Last tribute was paid to the war hero from on behalf of President M Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Army and Border Gourd Bangladesh (BGB). 

His four sons paid their last respect to his father at the Dhakeshwari Temple.

Ruling Awami League also paid its last homage to the national hero CR Dutta. 

Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif led the delegation there. 

Party’s Organizing Secretary Advocate Afzal Hussain, Liberation War Affairs secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, Cultural Affairs Secretary Osim Kumar Ukil, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan, Awami League Central Executive Committee members – Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin and AKM Jahangir Hossain, and Awami League leader Advocate Ballorum Poddar, among others, accompanied him.

Besides, BNP, Awami Swechchasebak League, Mahanagar Sarbojonin Puja Committee, Bangladesh Puja Celebration Parishad, Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhists-Christians-Oikya Parishad, Bangladesh Mahila Oikya Parishad, Dakeshwari Jatiya Mandir, Bangladesh Hindu Parishad, Bangladesh Adhibasi Forum, Bangladesh Hindu Mohajote, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, Lalbag Puja Thana Committee, among others, paid their last tributes to CR Dutta.

The 93-year-old commander of sector number four during the Liberation War in 1971, breathed his last in Florida, US, on August 25.

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