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Abbu, millions will remember you: Annisul's son
Late Mayor Annisul Huq wanted to be remembered when he is no longer the Mayor, says his son Navidul Huq adding that millions remember his father for his work.
"He always said that he wants to be remembered when he is no longer the Mayor anymore. Abbu, millions will remember you while you look down upon us from heaven," Annisul 's son wrote in his Facebook post.
Navidul said he does not have too many memories with his father from his childhood as his father was busy trying to build a business and future for his family, while simultaneously being an active member of civil society and a true patriot.
"As I grew older our bond became much stronger. He was my mentor, my partner, my boss and my guiding light," he said.
Over the last few years, he said, they shared the best times together. "I stood by him as he became the DNCC mayor. I was his close confidant with who he shared all his actions, his plans and his dreams."
Navidul said he will surely write more and tell all about them. "All I can tell you is that he instilled in us the best values, living life with the grace and integrity he did would be enough of an achievement."
For those who were lucky enough to spend some time with him, his booming voice, his laughter, his eloquence, his poetry, and his touch would stay with them forever, he said.
"I will miss you so much every single day. I am so lucky to have a legend like you as my father," Navidul said.
"Many of you have reached out to me, I am in tears reading all the Facebook posts dedicated to my father. I would like to thank you all for the love respect and prayers you all have offered to my father," he wrote sharing a photo with his father.
Annisul's Namaz-e-Janaza was held after Jumma prayers at London Central Mosque, Regent’s Park on Friday.
The second one will be held at the Army Stadium in Dhaka after Asr prayers on Saturday.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, MP, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to London Md Nazmul Quaunine, officials and employees of the high commission, family members of the deceased Mayor, leaders and people from Bangladeshi community attended the namaz-e-janaza.
The body will be flown to Dhaka by a Bangladesh Biman, fight No. BG-002, on Friday and this fight might have reached Dhaka on Saturday, said a press release.