HT Imam laid to rest05 March 2021
News Desk :
Prime Minister's Political Adviser HT Imam was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka on Thursday.
He was buried at the graveyard at around 6.00 pm with state honour.
HT Imam died in the early hours of Thursday at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 82.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of HT Imam.
Earlier in the day, his body was taken to Sirajganj's Ullapara upazila by a helicopter around 9.30am where the first namaz-e-janaza was held at 11.00am
at Ullapara Akbar Ali Government College ground. His second namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhaka's Gulshan Azad Mosque after Asr prayers.
His body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar at 1.00 pm and kept there for two hours.
Leaders of various political, social, and cultural organizations paid tributes to HT Imam. Military secretary to President Abdul Hamid and military secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes on behalf of them.
HT Imam served as the cabinet secretary in the Mujibnagar government, and then also in the post-independence government of Bangladesh.
During his long and distinguished career in the bureaucracy, he also served as secretary in the Ministry of Communications, as well as the Planning Division.
Imam served as an adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina since Awami League's victory in the December, 2008 general election. First, from 2009-2014 he served as an adviser on public administration affairs, and then from 2014 on political affairs.