Khaleda Zia prays at Koko’s grave on his death anniv

Khaleda Zia prays at Koko’s grave on his death anniv

Dhaka, Jan 24 (Just News): BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Wednesday offered fateha at the grave of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko at Banani Graveyard, marking his third death anniversary.

The BNP chief along with her relatives went to Koko's grave around 4:50pm and offered fateha and a munajat there.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan, vice chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo, senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and other leaders and activists of the party and its associate bodies took part in the munajat seeking salvation of Koko's departed soul.

Later, the BNP chief recited from the holy Quran for nearly 30 minutes beside Koko's grave. Khaleda's sister Selina Islam, late brother Sayeed Iskandar's wife Nasrin Ahmed, younger brother Shamim Iskandar and his wife Kaniz Fatema accompanied her.

Earlier in the day, Fakhrul along with some party senior leaders placed a wreath on Koko's grave, paying homage to him.

Later, Fakhrul distributed warm clothes among some poor people in front of the graveyard at a programme arranged by Arafat Rahman Koko Jubo Krira Sangsad and Arafat Rahman Smriti Parishad.

On the occasion, BNP held a discussion and doa mahfil at its Nayapaltan central office around 10:30am.

Another milad was held at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office in the evening.

A Qurankhawani was also held at the BNP chief's Gulshan residence on the occasion.

On January 24, Arafat Rahman Koko died of cardiac arrest at the age of 45 at his rented house in Malaysia. His body was brought back home on January 27 and buried at Banani Graveyard.