Ershad’s body taken to Rangpur

Ershad’s body taken to Rangpur

Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 16, 2019

HM Ershad.AFP file photoThe body of Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, who passed away in the capital on Sunday morning, was brought in Rangpur on Tuesday morning for his fourth namaz-e-janaza, reports UNb.

A helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force carrying the coffin of the Jatiya Party chief landed at Rangpur Cantonment around 11:30am.

Jatiya Party acting chairman GM Quader, secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga, former secretary general Ruhul Amin Hawlader and Ershad’s son Rahgir Al Mahi Shad Ershad, among others, accompanied the body.

His fourth janaza will be held at Rangpur Eidgah after Zohr prayers and the body will be flown back to Dhaka for burial at the Banani Military Graveyard after Asr prayers.

Ershad, a former military strongman and five-time MP, breathed his last at 7:45am on Sunday while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

His first janaza was held at the Army Central Mosque in Dhaka on Sunday while two other janazas were held on Monday.

Ershad’s Qulkhwani will be held on Wednesday at Gulshan’s Azad mosque in Dhaka.

The former military strongman had been shuttling between his home and hospital for the last few months as his health condition deteriorated.

He was admitted to the CMH on 26 June as he had been suffering from various old-age complications, including low haemoglobin, kidney and liver problem, high bilirubin and serious keen pain.

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