Sunday 25, September 2022

Deputy speaker's dead body arrives in Bangladesh

News Desk: The mortal remains of deputy speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah arrived in Dhaka on Monday.

A flight of Emirates Airlines carrying Fazle Rabbi’s body from New York reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:40am, said additional SP of Airport Armed Police Mohammad Ziaul Haque.

His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at the National Eidgah premises around 10:30am.

His body will be taken to Bonarpara Kazi Azahar Ali High School premises in Saghata Upazila of Gaibandha around 1:40pm by a helicopter of armed forces from Dhaka.

His body will be kept at Bharatkhali High School premises in Saghata upazila for people to pay their last tributes where his second Namaz-e-Janaza will be held around 3:00pm.

Then his body will be taken to village Gotia where another Namaz-e-Janaza will be held.

The Deputy Speaker will be buried beside his two sons’ graves at the family graveyard in his village following a guard of honour by the government around 5:00pm, according to the parliament secretariat.

Advocate Fazle Rabbi breathed his last on July 22 at 3:55pm (NY Time) at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York. He was 76.

The valiant freedom fighter fought against the Pakistan Army in Sector 11 during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

Fazle Rabbi, a seven times lawmaker from Gaibandha-5, is survived by his three daughters. His wife Anwara Rabbi passed away in May 2020.

He was a reputed organizer and contributed much in creating public opinion in favor of the Liberation War abroad.

Fazle Rabbi was chairperson of Bangladesh Association for Voluntary Sterilisation, Gaibandha from 1980 to 81.

He founded a good number of schools, colleges and madrasas in his own constituency.

A reputed organiser who contributed much in creating public opinion in favour of the Liberation War abroad, Fazle Rabbi was born on April 16 in 1946 and was the founding secretary of Gaibandha Law College from 1979 to 1986.

He was also an elected secretary of the Gaibandha Bar from 1978-79.


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