Veteran Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammed Nasim was laid to rest at Dhaka's Banani graveyard this morning, after receiving a guard of honour.
The AL presidium member's first namaz-e-janaza was held around 9:40am at Sobhanbagh Jam-e-Mosque in Dhanmondi, where several hundred people, mostly from his constituency-- Sirajganj-1 -- took part.
Nasim was buried around 11:00am after his second namaz-e-janaza at Banani Jam-e-Mosque at 10:30am.
Several hundred leaders and activists of AL took part in the second janaza maintaining physical distance, amid the threat of coronavirus infection.
Nasim, son of Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali, one of the organisers of the Liberation War of Bangladesh and a close associate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, passed away on June 13 at the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in the capital at the age of 72.