Dhaka – Zayan Chowdhury, the eight-year old relative of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard after his body was brought back home from Colombo Wednesday three-days after he was died along with many others in a series bomb blast in Sri Lanka.
Zayan died on Sunday when suspected Islamists carried out a series of blasts in Churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. He was in a holiday trip with his parents and staying at Sang Re La, one of the three hotels targeted by the attackers.
After a funeral prayer at Banani Chairmanbari ground, the body of Zayan was taken to the Banani graveyard to lay him into eternal rest.
Zayan’s grandfather Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, one of the cousins of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, and other Awami League leaders attended the funeral prayers among others.
Earlier, Hasina visited the resident of Selim to console the family. The Prime Minister stayed there for over an hour and talked to the family of Zayan Chowdhury.
The premier also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of eight-year-old boy, who was a second grader at a school in Dhaka’s Uttara neighbourhood.
Zayan is a son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary and Sheikh Sonia, daughter of Selim.
Moshiul also suffered splinter injuries in kidney and liver in the deadly terror attack in Sri Lanka’s capital.
He and his wife went to Sri Lanka on holiday with two of their children. His wife and younger son were in their hotel room when the blast rocked the hotel.
The death toll from the attacks that tore apart several churches and hotels in cities around Sri Lanka rose to 359. More than 500 others were wounded.
A Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying the body of Zayan landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:42pm today.