Abdul Jabbar laid to eternal rest

Entertainment Desk Published: 31 August 2017, 01:43 PM | Updated: 31 August 2017, 02:06 PM
Abdul Jabbar laid to eternal rest

Legendary singer and freedom fighter Abdul Jabbar was laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard following his last namaj-e-janaza at Dhaka University Central Mosque after Zohr prayers on Thursday.

Thousands of people from all walks of life, including politicians, educationists, cultural personalities and leaders of different socio-cultural organisations attended the janaza to pray for the eternal peace of the popular singer.

Jabbar, a prominent Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singer, died of multi-organ failure yesterday at the age of 79 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Jabbar inspired people through his songs from Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War in 1971. He was awarded Bangabandhu Padak (1973), Ekushey Padak (1980), Swadhinata Padak (1996) and different national and international awards.

Earlier, the body of Abdul Jabbar was taken to the National Shaheed Minar from Birdem mortuary by an ambulance at about 11:30am.

Sammilito Sangskritik Jote organised the function where thousands of people including his fans, relatives and friends thronged to pay their lastrespect to him.

Dhaka district administration gave guard of honor to the freedom fighter at the National Shaheed Minar and one minute silence was observed to pay respect to him.

Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdury paid respect to the legendry singer Abdul Jabbar on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Later, Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader paid respect to late singer on behalf of Bangladesh Awami League as party General Secretary.

Besides, Cultural minister Asaduzzamn Noor, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, food minister Advocate Kamrul Islam, Barrister Fajle Noor Taposh, , Advocate Subtao Chowdhury of Gonofourm, Gazi Mazharul Anowar and actor Uzzal led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and leaders of National Awami Party (NAP), Bangladesh workers party and Bangladesh Shyamobadi Dal have paid their respect to legendry singer Abdul Jabbar.