Binod Bihari flown to Chittagong

Remains of Binod Bihari Chowdhury were flown to Chittagong on Friday, where his last rites will be performed, after people paid their last respects to the anti-British movement legend in the capital.

It was his last wish to return to his home-ground Chittagong.

International Crimes Tribunal-2 prosecutor Rana Das Gupta, who is known to have been close to Binod Bihari, confirmed that the helicopter carrying the body of Bihari landed at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium around 5:50pm.

The body will be taken to JM Sen Hall where it will be kept for an hour near Surya Sen’s sculpture for the public to pay respects.

He will be cremated at the Boluar Dighi Abhay Mitra Crematorium, he said.

Earlier in the day, Assistant Commissioner of Dhaka Mohammad Raselul Kader led a guard of honour on behalf of the district administration to Binod Bihari at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka.

The body of Binod Bihari was seen wrapped in the national flag.

On behalf of Acting President Abdul Hamid, his Assistant Personal Secretary Monirul Islam laid wreaths on the coffin first. Then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Special Assistant Mahbubul Hoque Shakil and Personal Assistant Saifuzzaman Shikhor paid floral tributes.

They were followed by several ministers of the government and various cultural, political and social organisations in paying their respects to Binod Bihari.

The 103-year-old firebrand revolutionary, a close associate of celebrated revolutionary ‘Master’da’ Surya Sen, died at 9:40pm local time on Wednesday night at the Fortis Hospital in Kolkata while undergoing treatment.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying his dead body, his daughter-in-law Upali Chowdhury and grandson Soumo Shuvro Chowdhury, landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday noon.

Prime Minister’s Personal Assistant Shikhor received the remains at the airport.

Das Gupta and Awami Swechchasebak League General Secretary Pankaj Devnath were present at the airport, along with Shikhor.

Binod Bihar fought the British in his youth in Chittagong.

Source: Bd news24


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