Veteran Awami League (AL) leader and former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor Mohammad Hanif was laid to rest on Tuesday at Azimpur graveyard in Dhaka.
Hanif died in the early hours of Tuesday at the city's Apollo Hospital after a prolonged illness. He had been suffering from multiple organ failures and other related complications of diabetes, hypertension and obstructive lung disease.
Hanif, who served as the DCC mayor from March 12, 1994 to April 4, 2002, was taken to Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok on February 10. He returned on August 25 after a six-month treatment there.
President and Chief Adviser to the Caretaker Government Prof Iajuddin Ahmed, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and thousands of people paid tribute to the former mayor.
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