The body of Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam was brought back home this evening. He passed away at a hospital in Thailand on Thursday.
A Biman Bangladesh flight carrying his body reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:00pm, Biman sources said.
Public Administration Minister and former general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Syed Ashraful Islam, MP, died at a hospital in Bangkok at the age of 68 last night.
He had been suffering from lung cancer for a long time. He is survived by a daughter to mourn his death.
On Sunday, his first namaj-e-janaza will be held on the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban’s south plaza at 10.30pm. A guard of honour will be given to him there.
On that day, his body will be taken to Kishoreganj, from where he was elected member of parliament (MP) five times. His second namaj-e-janaza will be held at historic Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in the district town at 12 noon.
His third namaj-e-janaza will be held at Mymensingh Anjuman Eidgah ground at 2pm.
Syed Ashraf, a popular figure in the arena of politics, will be laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka at 4.30pm on Sunday.
He died at the Bangkok hospital aged 68 after undergoing treatment for lung cancer for a long time. He is survived by a daughter. His wife died in 2017.
Syed Ashraf was born in Mymensingh in 1952. His father Syed Nazrul Islam was acting President of Mujibnagar Government in 1971 and one of the key figures of Bangladesh independence struggle.