Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013

President Zillur’s body arrives

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to late president Zillur Rahman as his body arrives at Shahjalal International Airport Thursday. Photo: SK Enamul Haq

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to late president Zillur Rahman as his body arrives at Shahjalal International Airport Thursday. Photo: SK Enamul Haq

The body of President Zillur Rahman arrived in Dhaka Thursday noon, a day after he died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

A flight of Bangladesh Biman Airlines carrying the body of the 84-year-old president touched the ground of Shahjalal International Airport around noon.

He will be laid to the eternal rest by his wife at the Banani graveyard around 5:00pm Friday.

His first namaz-e-janaza would be held at the Jatiya Eidgah Maidan at 2:30pm and the second janaza at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 3:30pm Friday.

The president went to Singapore on March 10 for treatment for his respiratory problems and other complications.

  • McSood Alley

    It’s a tragedy.

  • Shaikh Saleque

    Adieu, Friend. We’ll remember you, a good man indeed.