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Sahara Khatun laid to rest at Banani graveyard

Former Home Minister and Awami League presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun was laid to rest at the Banani graveyard in the capital on Saturday morning.

The veteran AL leader was buried at around 11:45am after the second namaz-e-janaza at 11:05am at Banani Jam-e-mosque in the capital.
Earlier, her first namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Sharof Jam-e-Mosque near her residence in Farmgate at 10:00am.

Hundreds of AL leaders and activists attended the second namaz-e-janaza maintaining physical distance amid coronavirus infection threat.

She passed away at a hospital in Bangkok on Thursday night at the age of 77.

Sahara Khatun was flown to Bangkok by an air ambulance on Monday. Since then, she had been undergoing treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Earlier, she was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of United Hospital as her condition deteriorated.

Sahara Khatun was admitted to the hospital on June 2 with fever and some old age complications.
The AL leader was elected MP thrice from Dhaka-18 constituency.