Maj Gen Zainul Abedin laid to rest

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He was buried at his family graveyard in Chunoti village after Asr prayers on Thursday

Prime minister’s Military Secretary Maj Gen Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin, who died in a Singapore hospital on Tuesday, was laid to eternal rest in Satkania upazila of Chittagong. 

He was buried at his family graveyard in Chunoti village following a namaz-e-janaza at Sirat ground of the village after Asr prayers on Thursday. A large number of people, including military officials, joined the funeral prayers. 

Before the janaza, a military team gave a guard of honour to Zainul Abedin. 

MP from Chittagong 15 constituency Dr Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin and Awami League President of Chittagong district (South) unit Moslem Uddin Ahmed were also present, reports UNB. 

Zainul Abedin’s first janaza was held at Dhaka cantonment’s central mosque at 10am on Thursday, said Rashedul Alam Khan, assistant director of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate.

Then, his body was taken by a helicopter in Chittagong for burial at 12pm. 

Maj Gen Zainul Abedin breathed his last on Tuesday at Mount Elizabeth Hospital at the age of 59. 

His body was brought home on Wednesday evening and then was kept at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) mortuary. 

Born on January 1, 1960 in Satkania, Maj Gen Zainul Abedin was commissioned in the Bangladesh Army in 1980. 

He had been serving as the prime minister’s military secretary since November 28, 2011.