DHAKA: The second namaj-e-janaja of Jatiya Party chairman and leader of opposition in the parliament Hussain Muhammad Ershad was held at the South Plaza of National Parliament Complex Monday (July 15).
Tributes pour on the former president as his janaja ended around 10am.
Leaders and activists of different political parties including ruling Awami League and opposition Jatiya Party took part in the prayer.
Jatiya Party Acting Chairman also the deceased's younger brother GM Quader and Secretary General Mashiur Rahman Ranga, among others, were present.
The body was earlier taken to the JS Complex from Combined Military Hospital (CMH) where HM Ershad died while undergoing treatment at early hours of Sunday (July 14).
JP sources said the body will be taken to party central office in Kakrail to place tributes from the partymen.
Another namaj-e-janaja will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque later in the day.
On Tuesday (July 16), the body will be flown to HM Ershad's hometown Rangpur. It will be flown back to Dhaka following a namaj-e-janaja on Rangpur Zila School Ground.
Fondly called as 'Palli Bondhu', HM Ershad is supposed to be buried at Combined Military Graveyard in Dhaka Tuesday.
But, the decision may change, said Ranga.
However, 90-year-old former president and chief of Army staff HM Ershad was suffering from various old age complications including low hemoglobin count, liver complications, and lung and kidney infections.
BDST: 1205 HRS, JUL 15, 2019