Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq was buried at Banani graveyard in the capital on Saturday (Dec 2). He was laid to rest beside the graves of his mother and son around 5:15 p.m. amid thousands of followers shedding their tears.
Earlier, people from all walks of life, including ministers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and political leaders paid their last tributes to the mayor. His Namaz-e-Janaza was held at the army stadium in the capital after Asr prayers. The body was taken there from his Banani residence in the afternoon. From the airport, Annisul's body was taken to his Banani residence.
At the age of 65, Annisul lost the battle for life in a London hospital on Thursday (Nov 30), after nearly three months' treatment there for neurological complications.
Born on Oct 27 in 1952, Annisul completed his Bachelor degree from Rajshahi University and Masters in Economics from Chittagong University.
Annisul was elected DNCC mayor on Bangladesh Awami League ticket in April 2015. He had vowed to build a green and clean city and started working to this end.
He served as the President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for two consecutive terms in 2005 and 2006.
Annisul served as the President of the Federation of the Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the apex trade body of the country, from 2008 to 2010 and was the founding president of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers' Association (BIPPA) from Jun 1 to Nov 30, 2015. He is the former president of Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Annisul established his own business entity in 1986 and was the chairperson of nine export-oriented organisations under the trade name of 'Mohammadi Group'.
Annisul hosted many interviews with politically significant personalities live on national television. He hosted high-level business discussion programmes on TV in which he interviewed both political and business personalities.
The Qulkhani of late Annisul Huq will be held on Wednesday (Dec 6) at the Gulshan Azad Mosque in the city after Asr prayers.