Leaders and activists of the Awami League (AL) on Monday paid homage to the party’s Advisory Council member Mukul Bose, who died at a hospital in Chennai of India on July 2 last.
The body of Mukul Bose was brought here from Chennai, India on a special flight of US-Bangla Airlines on Sunday, reports BSS.
Awami League’s Presidium Member Faruk Khan, Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretary SM Kamal Hossain, Liberation War Affairs Secretary Advocate Mrinal Kanti Das and Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, among others, were present at the airport to receive the body.
The body was taken to Awami League’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital around 10:30 am on Monday, where the leaders and workers of the party led by AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader paid homage by placing wreaths on the coffin of Bose.
His coffin was kept on a makeshift stage in front of the party office where a guard of honour was given to the heroic freedom fighter.
Later, Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, paid tribute to his coffin by placing a wreath on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Following this, flanked by the leaders of AL, Quader again paid homage to Bose on behalf of the AL.
Besides, leaders of other organisations including Dhaka City North and South units of AL, Jubo League, Swechchhasebak League, Krishak League, Chhatra League and Jubo Mohila League also paid homage to Bose by placing wreaths separately at his coffin.
Along with Obaidul Quader and Syed Ashraful Islam, Bose was also the joint general secretary of the Awami League till 2009.
He was elected as the party's Advisory Council member on January 1, 2017.