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Khawja Rahmatullah buried to rest
Late vice president of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) Khawja Rahmatullah was laid to rest at Paikpara Boro Koborsthan in Narayanganj after his 2nd Namaj e-Janaza at DIT Mosque on Wednesday afternoon.
Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Salina Hayat Ivy and other local dignitaries paid their last homage to sports organizer Rahmatullah before he was laid to rest in peace.
A milad mahfil will be held at DIT Mosque after the Asr prayer on Friday.
Earlier, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahrier Alam, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon BHF president Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, were present in the 1st Namaj e-Janaza at Abahani Club premises in the morning.
All the officials of the BHF, directors of Abahani Krira Chakra and Mohammedan Sporting Club, officials of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA), Public Administration Department of Dhaka University, coach and captain of national hockey team, Rahmatullah’s school friends, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Navy Hockey team, Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolitan (CCDM), Rayer Bazar SC, Usha SC, Abahani Samarthak Goshthi, Ajax Club, Azad Sporting Club members paid wreath to bade farewell to Rahmatullah.
Rahmatullah, a former national player and general secretary of the federation, died of cardiac arrest at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the city on Tuesday evening.
Khawaja, 56, is survived by his wife, host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his death.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), BCB, Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolitan (CCDM), Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF), Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA), Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) and different sports organisations, including all hockey clubs, have condoled his death whit expressing profound shock and conveyed sympathy to his bereaved family.