Freedom fighter Shahidul Haque Mama laid to rest
Valiant freedom fighter Syed Shahidul Haque Mama was laid to rest at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Dhaka’s Mirpur this afternoon.
The burial took place around 2:30pm after his second namaz-e-janaza at a mosque near Shah Ali Police Station in Mirpur, his nephew Syed Aminul Haque told The Daily Star.
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Earlier, people from all walks of life are paying their tributes to the freedom fighter at the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital.
He was given guard of honour at the Shaheed Minar premises around 10:45am, our staff correspondent reports from the spot.
Hundreds of people including activists of political parties and cultural organisations gathered there to pay tributes to Shahidul Haque.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader and Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique were also present there.
From Shaheed Minar, his body was taken to DU Central Mosque where his first namaz-e-janaza was held.
Shahidul Haque, the chief of “Mama Group Guerrilla Bahini” during the Liberation War in 1971, died at Al Wakra Hospital in Qatar on Friday night, ending over a two-month-long battle for life following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 64.
After the body arrived in Dhaka yesterday, it was taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital.
Shahidul was a prosecution witness in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah.