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Sahara Khatun laid to rest at Banani graveyard

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Published: 06:19, 11 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Sahara Khatun laid to rest at Banani graveyard

Awami League presidium member and former Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun has been laid to eternal rest at her mother’s grave at Banani cemetery in the capital.

The burial of the 77-year-old was completed at 12 pm on Saturday (July 11).

Earlier in the morning, first namaz-e-janaza of Advocate Sahara Khatun was held at Tejgaon. Later, her second namaz-e-janaza was held at Jam-e-mosque on a limited scale following health guidelines amid risks of coronavirus infection sometime after 11am.

Last tributes were paid to the coffin of the veteran AL leader on behalf of the President, Prime Minister and Speaker during this time. Besides, hundreds of AL leaders and activists paid their last tributes to her by placing wreaths on her coffin.

Sahara Khatun was admitted to the United Hospital on June 3 with breathing difficulties and some old age complications. Later, she was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital as her physical condition deteriorated.

As her condition was not improving, she was flown to Bangkok by an air ambulance for better treatment on July 6. Since then, she had been undergoing treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Sahara Khatun breathed her last on Thursday (July 9) night at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand while she was undergoing treatment there.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and condolence at the death of Sahara Khatun.

The body of the deceased Awami League presidium member and former Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun arrived in Dhaka early Saturday (July 11).

A US-Bangla special flight, carrying the body of the former home minister, landed in Dhaka around 1:50am.

One of the Awami League presidium members Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim received the body of the former home minister at the airport.

Advocate Sahara Khatun was elected MP thrice from Dhaka-18 constituency.

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