The body of Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, Bangladeshi ambassador to Brazil and former foreign secretary, will arrive in Dhaka late Sunday night.
Md Lutfor Rahman, director general of the External Publicity Wing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune on Sunday afternoon.
“A Qatar Airways flight carrying Mijarul’s body left Brasilia on March 17. After making a stopover in Doha, it will arrive in Dhaka tonight [Sunday] around 12am,” he said.
Quayes' namaz-e-janaza will be held around 8:30am on Monday at the ministry premises. After the janaza, his body will be taken to Central Shaheed Minar at 10am so people can pay their last respects.
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His body will be taken to his village home in Kishoreganj's Pakundia upazila via a helicopter on Tuesday for another namaz-e-janaza.
He will be brought back to Dhaka the same day and and laid to rest at Banani graveyard beside his parents' graves.
Mijarul died while undergoing treatment for lung problems at a hospital in Brazil on March 11.
The former foreign secretary was made ambassador to Brazil in 2014 following his tenure as the high commissioner to the UK.
He was previously Bangladesh ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Russia.
Quayes, a career diplomat, joined the civil service in 1982.