Former health minister Mohammad Nasim will be laid to rest at the Banani graveyard after his namaz-e-janaza at 10:30am on Sunday (June 14) at Banani Jame Masjid.
Nasim's son Tanvir Shakil Joy, also a former AL lawmaker, has briefed the press on his father's funeral plans in front of the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital at Shyamoli today.
He said, "My father has worked for the people all through his political life. Respecting his legacy, our family has decided to call off the plan to take his body to our hometown in Sirajganj considering the pandemic situation in the country."
He called upon well-wishers to stay home and pray for the peace of his father's departed soul following the Covid-19 health guidelines.
Nasim passed away in the capital's Bangladesh Specialised Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at around 11:10am on Saturday.
On June 1, Nasim was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital with Covid-19 symptoms, including fever and cold. He had been suffering from different health complications, including diabetes before testing Covid-19 positive.
He later tested positive for Covid-19 and was rushed into surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Nasim underwent brain surgery at the hospital last Saturday. Since then, he was in coma.