BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that Barrister Maudud Ahmad was not only a politician, he was a legend.
He was involved in many changes during his long life. In every change his main aim was to establish a democratic society and state.
Mirza Fakhrul said these things in a short speech before the funeral of Barrister Maudood Ahmed in the second Namaz in front of the party office in Nayapaltan of the capital on Friday (March 19) around 11:00 am.
BNP Secretary General said, Barrister Maudud Ahmad was our guardian. I personally and our team feel the void.
Today you all see people from all walks of life have come to pay their respects to this great man.
At this time, BNP standing committee members among others. Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain, Mirza Abbas, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice Chairman Amanullah Aman, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon, Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, Publicity Secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anyi, Dhaka Metropolitan North City Corporation BNP Mayoral Candidate Tabith Awal, Dhaka Metropolitan South City Corporation BNP Mayoral Candidate Ishraq Hossain, Dhaka District BNP President Dewan Salauddin, Dhaka District BNP General Secretary Khandaker Abu Ashfaq, Dhaka Metropolitan South BNP General Secretary Kazi Abul Bashar, Youth Dal Leader Saiful Islam Nirav, Mortazul Karim Badru, Sultan Salahuddin Tuku, Nurul Islam Nayan, Mamun Hasan, Gias Uddin Al Mamun, the central leader of the Farmers Party. Mainul Islam, Acting President of Swachhasevak Dal Mostafizur Rahman, General Secretary Abdul Quader Bhuiyan Jewel, Chhatra Dal President Fazlur Rahman Khokon, General Secretary Iqbal Hossain Shyamal and other leaders and activists of various levels.
The first funeral was held at the Supreme Court premises at 10:20 am. Earlier, at 9 am, the body was taken from Ever Care Hospital's freezer to Jatiya Shaheed Minar premises. An hour is kept there for all levels of public to pay their respects.
Maudood Ahmed's body will be taken by helicopter from Nayapaltan to his birthplace Noakhali. After Jumma Namaz at 2:30 PM, Namaz and Janaza will be held at Kabirhat Degree College Ground in Noakhali.
At 4:00 p.m., a funeral prayer will be held at Basurhat Companyganj Govt. Mujib University ground.
Later at 5:30 pm in front of the deceased's own residence (Manikpur Companyganj) after the funeral prayer, burial will be completed in the family cemetery next to the parents' graves.
It should be noted that Maudud Ahmad breathed his last at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital at 6:30 PM Bangladesh time on Tuesday (March 16). He was 81 years old at the time of his death.