Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid homage to Awami League MP and former mayor of Barisal City Corporation Shawkat Hossain Hiron, placing wreath on the coffin of the deceased at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament).
After his first namaj-e-janaza at the South Plaza in the afternoon, Hasina first placed a wreath on the coffin of Hiron as the Prime Minister. She then placed another wreath on the coffin as the Awami League president, flanked by the senior party leaders
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Leader of Parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury and Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah also paid homage to the late Awami League leader by placing wreaths on his coffin. Another wreath was placed on Hiron’s coffin on behalf of the Opposition Leader.
Later, a special munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed soul.
Earlier, on behalf of President Abdul Hamid, his Military Secretary placed a wreath on the coffin of late Awami League MP Shawkat Hossain Hiron.
Cabinet members, members of parliament, leaders of different political parties and business bodies, and people from all walks of life also joined the namaz-e-janaza.
Shawkat Hossain Hiron died at Apollo Hospitals in the capital this (Wednesday) morning.
He suffered brain hemorrhage on March 22 at Barisal Club and since then, he had been on life support.
Hiron, also the president of the Barisal AL city unit, acted as the first elected mayor of Barisal City Corporation and made important contributions towards socioeconomic development of Barisal. He was elected a member of parliament in the last 10th general election from Barisal-5 constituency.
Apart from his wife Zebunnesa Afroze, Hiron left his son Rafsan Sajid Hossain and daughter Fatema-E-Roshni, and a host of relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn his death.