Dhaka, Dec 2 (Just News) : The body of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, who passed away at a London hospital on Thursday while undergoing treatment, arrived here on Saturday afternoon.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the mortal remains of the mayor landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:55pm.
Annisul’s younger brother and Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq received the body at the airport.
From the airport, the body was being taken to his Banani residence. Later, it will be taken to Bangladesh Army Stadium where people from all walks of life will pay their last respects to Annisul Huq.
Later, he will be laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard following a namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers. Earlier, his first janaza was held at Regent Park Mosque in London after Juma prayers on Friday.
Annisul, also a successful businessman and popular television programme host, breathed his last at the Wellington Hospital in London on Thursday at the age of 66.
He was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis after he was admitted to the hospital on August 13.
Later, he was given treatment at the intensive care unit of the hospital for long.
Annisul flew to London in the last week of July on a personal tour.
Annisul was elected DNCC on Awami League ticket in April 2015. He served as the President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for two consecutive terms in 2005 and 2006.
Annisul served as the President of the Federation of the Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the apex trade body of the country, from 2008 to 2010 and was the founding president of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers’ Association (BIPPA) from June 1 to November 30, 2015.
Annisul established his own business entity in 1986 and was the chairperson of nine export-oriented organisations under the trade name of ‘Mohammadi Group’.
Annisul hosted many interviews with politically significant personalities, including one with the current Prime Minister live on national television. He hosted interviews that influenced national elections in forming government.
He hosted high-level business discussion programmes on television in which he interviewed both political and business personalities, including finance and commerce ministers.