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Syed Ashraf’s body reaches Dhaka

The body of deceased Awami League leader Syed Ashraful Islam, who passed away at a hospital in Thailand on Thursday, was brought back to Bangladesh Saturday evening.

A Biman Bangladesh flight carrying his body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:00pm.

AL leaders led by the party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader received the body.

After that, Syed Ashraf’s body will taken to his government residence on Baily Road in the capital around 7:00pm and kept at Combined Military Hospital overnight.

The iconic leader’s first namaz-e-janaza will be held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban around 10:30pm on Sunday.

Later, his body will be taken to Kishoreganj by helicopter.

Sources confirmed that Syed Ashraful Islam will be buried at Banani graveyard after Asr prayers.

After battling cancer for a long time, veteran Awami League leader and son of Bangladesh first Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam, Syed Ashraful Islam passed away on Thursday night.

He breathed his last at a hospital in Bangkok, where he was under treatment for the past couple of months.

Syed Ashraf was 68 years old and was admitted in the Bamrungrund Hospital in Bangkok after being diagnosed with cancer.