Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-04-25 02:54:51 BdST
In a memorial speech during his Namaz-e-Janaza at the Chairmanbarhi Ground on Wednesday, his grandfather and Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim recalled how the 8-year-old kept members of the family in good humour all the time.
He went to Sri Lanka to visit the island state on holiday with his family.
The boy was having breakfast with his father Moshiul Haque Chowdhary Prince at the restaurant of their hotel when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb.
Prince, critically injured in the attack, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Sri Lanka now while Zayan’s body was flown back earlier on Wednesday.
“Please pray for the recovery of my son-in-law. Your sympathy has strengthened us,” Selim, a nephew of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, told the people at the funeral, recalling the Aug 15, 1975 massacre of Bangabandhu’s family.
In the Aug 15 carnage, Selim also lost his brother Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni and Moni’s wife Arzu Moni.
Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to Selim’s house at Banani in the afternoon to console her grieving relatives.
A vehicle carrying the body of 8-year-old Zayan Chowdhary from the airport to the house of his grandfather Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim at Banani in Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove
The boy was buried later in the evening.