Muzaffar Ahmed, the last surviving member of the advisory council of Bangladesh’s government in exile during the war of independence in 1971, would be laid to rest at his village home at Alahbad of Debidwar in Cumilla today.

He died at a Dhaka hospital on Friday. He was 97.

On Saturday morning his first namaj-e-janaza was held on the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 11:00am where state honours was given.

Then on behalf of president Md Abdul Hamid, a floral wreath was placed on the coffin.

After that prime mister Sheikh Hasina placed a wreath followed by speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader and others. 

Muzaffar mortal remains were then taken to the Central Shaheed Minar, where leaders of different political parties, leaders of different socio-cultural organisations paid their last respect to the veteran left leader.

A delegation led by Awami League presidium member Abdul Matin Khasru, a delegation led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Abdul Mayeen Khan place wreaths on the body at Central Shaheed Minar.

Then Communist Party of Bangladesh delegation led by its president Mujahidul Islam Selim, Socialist Party led by Khalequzzaman, Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president Hasanul Haq Inu, JSD president ASM Abdur Rob, Gono forum general secretary Reza Kibria, Left Democratic Alliance led by its coordinator Mosharraf Hosain Nannu, Bangladesh Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president Sharif Nurul Ambia, Oikya NAP president Pankaj Bhattachrya, Ganasomhati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki, Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary general secretary Saiful Huq, Awami League led alliance, Mahila Parishad, Bangladesh Trade Union Centre,  Garment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, Sammilita Samajik Andolan and others paid tributes to Muzaffar placing wreaths.

The third janaza was held at North gate of Baitul Mokkaram national mosque after zohr prayers.

Then the body was taken to his village home at Debidwar on Saturday.

The body would be taken to Cumilla town on Sunday morning and a janza would be held there and the body of the leader would return to his village home and will be buried there, acting general secretary of NAP Ismail Hossain told New Age.   

The veteran politician and president of National Awami Party was suffering from old age complications for the past few years. He was shifted to the intensive care unit of Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka as his condition deteriorated on Tuesday night.

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