The namaz-e-janaza of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has been held at Supreme Court compound around 11:35am on Monday.
The attorney general of the country will be laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Intellectuals Graveyard later in the day.
Earlier, the body was brought to his Minister’s Apartment residence at Eskaton fromDhaka’s Combined Military Hospital’s mortuary.
Alam breathed his last on Sunday evening at the CMH where he was being treated for COVID-19.
He was admitted to CMH on September 4 after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
Mahbubey Alam was admitted to the hospital with high temperature on September 4 and later tested positive for coronavirus. Later on September 18, he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
He left behind his wife, a journalist son, lawyer daughter and lawyer son-in-law and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn the death.
Mahbubey Alam took over as top law officer of the country in 2009.
Hailing from Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj, Alam was enrolled as lawyer in 1975. He held various important positions, including that of the Supreme Court Bar Association president.
He played an important role in the trial of war criminals leading to the execution of several top Jamaat and some other parties’ leaders.
He also showed efficiency in the appeal hearing on the Bangabandhu murder and Jail Killing cases.
His magnificence role in the hearing on petitions challenging the 5th, 7th and 13th amendments to the constitution obtained landmark judgments of the apex court.
BDST: 1204 HRS, SEP 28, 2020