Celebrated poet Shamsur Rahman was laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard on Frday afternoon with love and homage of admirers and followers. The poet was buried beside the grave of his mother at about 3 pm after the second namaz-e-janaza on the premises of Dhaka University Central Mosque.
Earlier, thousands of people from different walks of life thronged the Central Shaheed Minar to have the last glimpse of the legendary poet of modern Bengali literature. His coffin covered with a black cloth was taken to Shaheed Minar at about 10.30 am and kept on a makeshift stage.
People from different levels in a long queue stood for a long time to pay their last homage to the poet. Political leaders, intellectuals, teachers, journalists, poets, litterateurs, cultural activists and students showed respects to the poet .