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Namaz-e-janaza of Mijarul Quayes at foreign ministry tomorrow

DHAKA, March 19, 2017 (BSS) - The first namaz-e-janaza of Bangladesh

Ambassador to Brazil and former foreign secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes would be held on foreign ministry premises at 8.30 tomorrow.

The body of former foreign secretary is scheduled to arrive here at the early hours on Monday by a Qatar Airways aircraft as Brasilia bade him farewell amid a full military honour.

Officials and family sources said here today that he would be laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard beside his parents' grave on the next day.

After his first namaz-e-janaza, the body would be brought to Central

Shaheed Minar to be kept there from 10 am to 12 noon to allow admirers to have their last glimpses of Quayes, who also earned repute of being a cultural activist and connoisseur of art and literature.

His second janaza would be held at Gulshan Azad Mosque after Asr prayers on the same day while ahead of his burial at Banani graveyard the body would be taken to his ancestral home at Pakundia of Kishorganj for a third janaza to be joined by relatives and people in the neighbourhood.

"We have planned to bury him beside the grave of our parents at Banani after Asr prayers on Tuesday," Quayes's elder brother Major General (retd) Imrul Quayes told BSS on Friday.

Quayes's first janaza was actually held at Brasilia on March 15 which was jointly organised by the envoys of Muslim countries in Brazil, which earlier staged a military ceremony to bid him last farewell.

Son of former civil servant late Abdul Hamid, Quayes was a 1982 batch officer of Bangladesh Civil Service who besides being the foreign secretary served as the High Commissioner to UK and Russia and in several capacities at home and abroad.

Mijarul Quayes breathed his last at a hospital in Brasilia at 9 pm (Brazil

time) on March 11 following respiratory problems and others health related

complications.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)