Prof Muzaffar passes away
Published : Saturday, 24 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 895
Professor Muzaffar Ahmed, who was part of the wartime Bangladesh government in exile and a good friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died at a hospital in the capital on Friday night. He was 98.
The president of National Awami Party (NAP) breathed his last around 7:50pm while being treated at the ICU of Apollo Hospital, his niece Anwara Begum said.
His first namaj-e- janaza will be held on south Plaza of the Parliament Building at 11am today (Saturday). After the janaza his body will be taken to the
Central Shaheed Minar at 12 noon and will be kept there until zohar prayer so that people can pay last respect to the late leader, family sources said.
Born on April 14, 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla district, Prof Muzaffar taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.
He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerilla force of the student union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.
Three years ago, he declined the government's offer Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of the veteran politician.
In a message, the President prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and extended condolences to the bereaved family. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a separate message, expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Prof Mozaffar Ahmed.
She described his role in the Liberation War and various democratic movements of the country in his long political life.
"The Nation will forever remember his contribution to the progressive politics of the country," the Prime Minister said. She prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.