Prime Minister’s Political Adviser HT Imam who breathed his last on Thursday at the age of 82, was laid to rest with state honour at the Banani Graveyard.
He was buried following his second namaz-e-janaza at Azad Masjid in Gulshan after Asr prayers while a contingent of policemen offered him the guard of honour before burial.
Earlier, Imam’s body was taken to his ancestral home at Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj by a helicopter while his first namaz-e-janaza was held at Ullapara Akbar Ali Government College ground there at 12 noon.
HT Imam’s son Tanveer Imam, MP, Abdul Mamin Mandal, MP, Zilla Parishad Chairman Abdul Latif Biswas, Acting President of Sirajganj district unit of AL KM Hossain Ali, acting General Secretary Abdus Salam Talukder and Deputy Commissioner of Sirajganj Dr Faruk Ahmed joined the namaz-e-janaza, among others.
Later, Sirajganj district administration offered a guard of honour to one of the organizers of the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
Before the janaza, people from all strata, including leaders and activists of Ullapara Awami League, Jubo League, Chhatra League, Swechchhasebak League, paid their rich tributes to HT Imam by placing floral wreaths on his coffin there.
Then his body was brought back to the capital by the same copter and kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 1.30pm to 3.30pm to allow people from all walks of life to pay their homage and have last glimpse on the cabinet secretary of the Mujibnagar Government during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
On behalf of President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, their military secretaries paid tributes to HT Imam by placing wreaths on his coffin on the Shaheed Minar premises.
Later, sergeant at-arms on behalf of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on behalf of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to the primer’s political adviser.