With love, respect and grief, people from all walks of life today bade farewell to eminent jurist and attorney general of Bangladesh Mahbubey Alam.
The top law officer of the state was laid to rest in the capital's Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard around 1:20pm, Mahbubey Alam's son Sumon Mahbub told The Daily Star.
Earlier around 11:00am, his body was kept on the Supreme Court Bar Association premises where SC judges, former judges, lawyers, law officers, government high officials, political leaders, educationists, professionals and his family members paid their last respects. The body was kept there for two hours.
His namaz-e-janaza was also held there.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan, judges of the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court, former Appellate Division judges -- Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik and Justice Md Nizamul Huq, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, SCBA President AM Amin Uddin, Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam joined the janaza prayers and paid tribute to Mahbubey Alam by placing wreaths.
Peshajibi Samannay Parishad President AFM Mesbahuddin and its organising secretary Advocate Motaher Hossain Sazu, Additional Attorney Generals Murad Reza, Momtaz Uddin Fakir and SM Munir, former SCBA presidents and secretaries, deputy attorney generals and assistant attorney generals and SCBA Secretary Ruhul Quddus Kazal, leaders of Ainjibi Parishad, Mahbubey Alam and Associates, prosecutors of International Crimes Tribunal, leaders of Bangladesh Athletic Association, Mahila Parishad and Law Reporters Forum, among others, joined there.
Besides, wreaths were placed on behalf of President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in honour of Advocate Mahbubey Alam.
In the morning today, the chief justice announced general holiday for both the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the SC to pay tribute to the veteran jurist.
Advocate Mahbubey Alam breathed his last at 7:25pm yesterday while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
Mahbubey Alam had been receiving treatment at the CMH since September 4 after being infected with Covid-19. He was taken to the ICU on September 18 after his health condition suddenly deteriorated.