Sahara Khatun to be buried at Banani graveyard Saturday morning

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


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


According to a party source, the body is being brought back home tonight. Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Awami League’s Presidium Member and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, its joint general secretary, will receive it at Dhaka airport.


A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines, carrying her mortal remains is scheduled to reach Dhaka at 1:30am, the airline’s PR said.


Her Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Banani mosque premises at 11am abiding by health guidelines. Later, she will be laid to rest at her mother’s grave, it added.


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.


Source: United News of Bangladesh