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Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah laid to eternal rest

Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah laid to eternal rest

Jatiyo Sangsad Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah was laid to eternal rest at his family graveyard at Gutia village under Saghata upazila in the district on Monday (Jul 25) afternoon. Earlier, his second Namaz-e-Janaza was held on Bharatkhali High School ground around 3.20 p.m. People all walks of life including political leaders and workers, government officials and social workers joined the Janaza, local media reported.

Hafez Roknuzzaman Swapon, nephew of Fazle Rabbi, conducted the Namaz-e-Janaza. Earlier, his body was brought to the school ground from Helenchaarea of Velakopabeel (dried water body) of the upazila and people were allowed to pay their last tributes to him. A mourning meeting was also held before Janaza.

Bangladesh Awami League Presidium member Shajahan Khan, MP, Engineer Monowar Hossain Chowdhury, MP, Gaibandha district Awami League general secretary Abu Bakar Siddique, Vice-President Farhad Abdullah Harun Bablu, Saghata upazila chairman Zahangir Kabir, Fulchhari upazila chairman GM Selim Parvez, Saghata upazila Awami League President Shamsul Arefin, among others, addressed it.

Fazle Rabbi Miah's son-in-law Justice Khorshed Alam Sarker moderated the meeting. Principal Farhad Rabbi, younger brother of Fazle Rabbi, requested all to pray for eternal peace of the departed soul. JS Whip Mahabub Ara Begum Gini was also present there.

A contingent of police led by district magistrate Oliur Rahman and superintendent of police Tawhidul Islam gave a guard of honour to Fazle Rabbi, also a valiant freedom fighter, paying respect to his role in the 1971 Liberation War. Later, his body was taken to village home at Gatia where his third Namaz-e-Janaza was held. Later, he was buried at his family graveyard around 5 p.m. following a full of state honour.

Fazle Rabbi Mian passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, the USA at 2 a.m. on Saturday (Bangladesh time) while he was undergoing treatment there.

A plane carrying his body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday morning. Then the body was taken to Jatiyo Eidga Maidan adjacent to Bangladesh Supreme Court where he practiced for several years.

On Eidga Maidan, lawmakers, colleagues of the court, Gaibandha people living in Dhaka and well-wishers paid tribute to him by placing wreaths on his coffin.

Later, the body was flown to Velakopabeel, near to Bonarpara of Saghata upazila.