Journalist Mahfuz Ullah laid to rest
Dhaka, Apr 28 : Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah was laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard on Sunday.
Family members, relatives, colleagues and well-wishers buried him at the graveyard around 7pm.
Mahfuz Ulla, who had been on life support at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand, passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 69.
A flight of Thai Airways carrying his body reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:42am.
His first namaz-e-janaza was held after Zohr prayers at Dormitory Jame Mosque in Green Road area.
Mahfuz Ullah’s body was brought to the National Press Club around 4:15 pm and his second janaza was held there around 5:20 am.
After the janaza, his colleagues, political leaders and different organizations paid homage to him placing wreaths at his coffin.
Ex-Dhaka University VC Prof Emajuddin Ahmed, former commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman, JSD president ASM Abdur Rob, Bikalpa Dhara leader Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder, senior journalist Reazuddin Ahmed, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, and Press Club president Saiful Alam, , among others, participated in the janaza.
Mahfuz Ullah’s son Mostafa Habib Antu said they will arrange a milad mahfil at the Jatiya Press Club after Asr prayers on May 1 seeking divine blessings for his father’s departed.