The former state minister passed away on Sunday morning
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tributes to Awami League Advisory Council member and former state minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Advocate Rahmat Ali who passed away on Sunday morning.
The prime minister placed a wreath at his coffin at the South Plaza of the Parliament Building on Sunday afternoon, reports UNB.
After placing the wreath at the coffin draped in the national flag, she also stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Ali.
Later, accompanied by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, laid another wreath at the coffin of Ali, also a former MP and valiant freedom fighter, on behalf of the party.
She later spoke to family members of the deceased and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Earlier, a Namaz-e-Janaza of Ali was held at the South Plaza of the Parliament Building.
Ministers, deputy speaker, chief whip, whips, MPs and leaders of different political parties attended the Janaza.
A munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed soul.
A state salute was also given to the valiant freedom fighter.
Ali, who was elected MP from Gazipur 3 constituency in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2014 breathed his last at a city hospital at the age of 76.
He had been suffering from prolonged kidney disease and diabetes.
He left behind his wife, one daughter and two sons along with a host of relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn his death.