Bangladesh Awami League lawmaker Bir Muktijoddha Md Ekabbar Hossain was laid to eternal rest with state honor at his family graveyard following third Namaz-e-Janaza at his residence of Postkumari village in Mirzapur Upazila in Tangail on Wednesday (Nov 17) afternoon. Earlier, his first and second Namaz-e-Janazas were held at Baitul Aman Jame Mosjid at Dhanmondi-7 in Dhaka and Mirzapur Government SK Pilot High School playground in Tangail, local media reported.
Before his second Namaz-e-Janaza after Asr prayers, a guard of honor was given to valiant freedom fighter Ekabbar, also chairman of the Standing committee on the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry in the current parliament. District and upazila administrations, ruling Awami League, BNP, Jatiyo Party, Mirzapur Press Club and different social organizations paid glowing tributes to Ekabbar, also Mirzapur Upazila Awami League president, by placing wreaths on his coffin.
Tangail District Awami League President, District Council Chairman and former lawmaker Fazlur Rahman Khan Farooq, district Awami League General Secretary Advocate Md Joaherul Islam Joaher, lawmaker Md Sanowar Hossain, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Ataul Gani, Mirzapur Upazila Awami League General Secretary Mir Sharif Mahmud and Ekabbar's son Barrister Tahrim Hossain Simanto spoke before the funeral prayers.
Ekabbar breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon at 65. According to the family sources, he was suffering from kidney related diseases.
Ekabbar Hossain was elected Member of Parliament from Tangail-7 constituency with Awami League ticket in the 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2018.
Born on Jul 12, 1956 in Postkamuri village under Mirzapur upazila, Ekabbar made his debut in politics joining Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the Awami League, while studying in the Government Titumir College in 1973. He was the general secretary of the college unit of Chhatra League.
In 1976, Ekabbar was the general secretary of Mohsin Hall unit of Chhatra League of Dhaka University, and in 1978, he was the president of the same hall unit of the organization.
Ekabbar obtained BSS (Hons.) in 1977 and MSS degree in 1978 from the Dhaka University.