• Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019
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Moinuddin Khan Badal laid to rest in Chittagong

  • Published at 12:22 pm November 10th, 2019
Mainuddin Khan Badal
Mainuddin Khan Badal Collected

His first namaz-e-janaza was held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka

Valiant freedom fighter and a member of parliament Moinuddin Khan Badal was laid to rest in Chittagong last night.

The lawmaker was buried at his family graveyard in Saroatali village of Boalkhali upazila at 9:30pm.

Later, prayers seeking eternal peace of the departed soul were offered and a state salute was given on behalf of the Chittagong district administration.

His first namaz-e-janaza was held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka in the morning while the second one at Jamiatul Falah Jam-e Mosque in the port city after Magrib prayers, third one at Sirajul Islam Degree College ground in Boalkhali at 8pm and the last one at Ibrahim Noor Mohammad High School ground at 9pm.

Political leaders, cabinet members, leaders of the 14-party alliance, members of parliament, eminent personalities and officers and employees of Jatiya Sangsad attended the prayer after his first namaz-e-janaza.

President M Abdul Hamid’s military secretary, on behalf of the head of the state, placed wreath on the coffin of Badal, a three-time MP from the Chattogram-8 (Chandgaon-Boalkhali) seat, he was a member of the standing committee on liberation war affairs in the 11 national parliament.

Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes by placing wreaths on his coffin. After placing the wreath, the premier stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memory of Badal, executive president of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasad).

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah, Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowhdury Liton also paid homage to Badal by laying wreaths.

On behalf of leader of the opposition in Parliament Begum Raushan Ershad, Fakhrul Imam placed wreath on the coffin.

Coordinator of Awami League-led 14-party alliance Mohammed Nasim MP also paid the last tribute to the war hero.

Earlier, a smartly turned out contingent of police gave the state gun- salute, while bugle played the last post on the occasion.

Jatiya Sangsad Whip Iqbalur Rahim and Taimur Noor, son of deceased MP, Moinuddin Khan Badal, briefly spoke before the namaz-e-janaza.

Badal died during treatment at a hospital in India on Nov 7 at age of 67. He was suffering from ill health after a stroke last year and was last admitted to Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences in India’s Bengaluru.