AMA Muhith's burial to be held in Sylhet tomorrow

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. Star file photo

Former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, one of the organisers of Liberation War and Language Movement veteran, will be buried in Sylhet tomorrow (May 1, 2022).

The first namaz-e-janaza of former Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was held in Dhaka's Gulshan Azad mosque at 11:05am today.

The body of AMA Muhith was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka where people from all walks of life paid their last respects to the former minister.

His body will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar in Sylhet at 12 noon tomorrow for people from all walks of life to pay homage.

The final janaza of AMA Muhith is set to be held at 2pm tomorrow at the ground of Sylhet Government Alia Madrasa.

The Sylhet City Corporation has started preparing the grounds of the historic Alia Madrasa in Sylhet to hold the janaza.

After the janaza, he will be laid to rest at the family graveyard of the deceased at the Deputy House in Rayanagar as per his wishes, said family sources.

Muhith's body is expected to reach Sylhet from Dhaka tonight.

Meanwhile, Sylhet district Awami League has declared two days of mourning in honour of Muhith.

Economist, diplomat, freedom fighter, former finance minister and ruling Awami League's advisory council member Abul Maal Abdul Muhith died at a hospital in Dhaka at around 12:56am today (April 30, 2022) at the age of 88.

AMA Muhith was born on January 25, 1934 in Sylhet's Dhopadighirpar. Muhith was the third among 14 siblings of Abu Ahmad Abdul Hafiz and Syeda Sahar Banu Chowdhury.



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