The body of Sadeque Hossain Khoka, BNP vice-chairman and former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation, has been taken at BNP’s Nayapaltan headquarters.
An ambulance carrying his body reached the BNP’s Nayapaltan headquarters around 1.30pm on Thursday.
Earlier, the body was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar and people from all walks of life paid their last respects to the freedom fighter.
The first namaz-e-janaza of Sadeque Hossain Khoka was held after his body arrived in Dhaka from New York on Thursday morning. The janaza took place at 11.25am at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad.
The body of former mayor arrived in Dhaka from New York on Thursday morning. An Emirates Airline flight carrying his body reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:26am.
A janaza of Khoka was earlier held at Jamaica Muslim Center in New York, joined by a number of Bangladeshis on Monday.
Khoka breathed his last while undergoing treatment for cancer in New York earlier this week, after suffering from kidney cancer since 2014.