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Tearful adieu to AMA Muhith

GreenWatch Desk Nation 2022-05-01, 6:15pm


Former Finance Minister, diplomat, Freedom Fighter and language veteran AMA Muhith was laid to eternal rest at his family graveyard in Sylhet on Sunday.

Muhith, the former MP of Sylhet-1 constituency, was buried after Zohr prayers, next to his parents' graves at his family graveyard at Rainagar Family Graveyard in the city.

Earlier, his last namaz-e-janaza was held at Sylhet Government Alia Madrasha ground around 2:18 pm.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, brother of Muhith, Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Haque,andleaders and activists of Awami League, among others,  attended the namaz-e-janaza.

Earlier, his body was taken to Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar by an ambulance Sunday noon where thousands of people from all walks of life paid their last respect to the former minister.

A guard of honour was given to Muhith there.A team of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) gave  state of honour to him.Floral wreaths were placed on the coffin of Muhith.

High official concerned of Sylhet distirct administration, Awami League leaders and activists, and different organisations thronged there to bid him adieu.

Muhith’s body reached Sylhet around 10 pm on Saturday.  Later, the body was taken to the city’s Hafiz Complex.

AMA Muhith, one of the country's longest-serving finance ministers, the only one who commanded the economy for 10 consecutive years, and the principal architect of the Awami League's era of development, breathed his last in the wee hours of Saturday.

Muhith’s first namaz-e-janaza was held around 10.45 am at Gulshan Azad Mosque in the city on Saturday.

Later, his body was taken to Central Shaheed Minar where people from all walks of life paid homage.

The second namaz-e-janaza of the Awami League advisory council member was held at Dhaka University central mosque after Zohr prayers on Saturday.

Muhith had been keeping unwell for quite some time. In July 2021, he tested positive for Covid-19, but fought that back. Then in March, he was hospitalised again as he became enfeebled in his old age.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who entrusted him with authoring the Awami League's manifesto as the party charted its comeback ahead of the 2008 election, expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Muhith, reports UNB.