Dhaka, Jan 23: Noted musician and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul was laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard after Asr prayers on Wednesday.The noted musician died of heart attack at his Aftabnagar resident in the capital yesterday (Tuesday) at the age of 63.
The body of Bulbul was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar at around 11 am where thousands of people from all quarters paid their last respect and tributes to the noted lyricist, composer and musician.
On the Shaheed Minar premises, Bulbul was given a guard of honour.
A delegation, on behalf of President M Abdul Hamid, placed a wreath on his coffin.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabub-ul-Alam Hanif, AL Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Dr Aktaruzzaman, leaders of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Muktijoddha Sangsad Central Command Council, Communist Party of Bangladesh and Sector Commanders Forum placed wreaths on the coffin.
Besides, a number of socio-cultural organizations, including Bangla Academy, Shilpakala Academy, National Museum, Bangladesh Betar, Musician Forum, Gano Shilpi Sangstha and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote also paid rich tributes to Bulbul.
His body was kept at the Shaheed Minar till 12.30pm from where it was taken to Dhaka University central mosque where his first Namaj-e-Janaza was held after Zohr prayers.
Later, the body was taken to FDC where the second janaza was held. Then Bulbul was laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard after Asr prayers.