Sadeque laid to rest at Banani graveyard with state honour
ASHK Sadeque, former education minister and Awami League (AL) leader, was laid to rest yesterday at the Banani graveyard in the city with state honour.
Before the burial, a namaz-e-janaza was held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed, Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar, Deputy Speaker Akhter Hamid Siddique, Foreign Adviser Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Education Adviser Ayub Quadri, former speaker Abdul Hamid, former chief whip and BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain, former opposition chief whip Abdus Shahid, former ministers and MPs attended the namaz-e-janaza.
They also prayed for the salvation of the departed soul.
Speaker Jamiruddin Sirkar and Deputy Speaker Akhter Hamid Siddiqui placed wreath on the coffin of Sadeque.
Earlier in the morning, the body of Sadeque was brought to AL central office at Gulistan where different parties including AL and its front organisations paid tributes to their leader.
The coffin was covered with national and Al party flag.
Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Motia Chowdhury, Hasanul Haq Inu, Advocate Rahmat Ali, Prof AK Azad Chowdhury, Mukul Bose, Abdul Matin Khasru, Habibur Rahman Siraj, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Nurul Islam Nahid, Prof Nazma Rahman and Dr Dipu Moni were present on the occasion.
A namaz-e-janaza was also held there.
The ex-minister died of cardiac arrest at his village home in Keshabpur upazila in Jessore on September 9.