• Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:57 pm

Syed Muazzem Ali given state guard of honour

  • Published at 12:15 pm January 1st, 2020
Syed Muazzem Ali
File Photo: Former foreign secretary of Bangladesh and immediate-past high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali UNB

Muazzem passed away on Monday at the CMH

Former foreign secretary of Bangladesh and immediate-past high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali was given state guard of honour at State Guesthouse Padma on Wednesday after his first Namaz-e-Janaza.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, former finance minister AMA Muhith, former foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, newly appointed Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das, former diplomats and senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present there to show respect to Muazzem, reports UNB 

Representatives of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed floral wreaths on the coffin of Muazzem Ali, who was also a freedom fighter. 

Members of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) also paid last respect to the former foreign secretary.

His second Namaz-e-Janaza is scheduled to be held at Gulshan Azad Mosque after Zuhr prayers on Wednesday, an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 

He will be buried at Banani graveyard later, while his Qulkhawani will be held on Friday, the official said. 

Muazzem, 75, passed away on Monday at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital while undergoing treatment days after he arrived here from New Delhi ending his five-year stint in India.

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