Badaruddin Kamran laid to rest in Sylhet

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SYLHET, June 15, 2020 (BSS) – Former Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Badaruddin Ahmad Kamran was laid to eternal rest besides his parents graves near Manikpir Tila in the city after Johr prayers.

His first namaz-e-janaza was held at his Chhararpar residence in the city followed by second one near Manikpir Tila.

Earlier, his body was taken to Sylhet from Dhaka by an ambulance around 12 noon as he passed away in the early hours of today while undergoing treatment at CMH in the capital.

Leaders of Awami League, BNP, Jatiya Party and other parties, cultural and social bodies thronged his residence to have a last glimpse of him and joined janazas maintaining health guidelines and social distancing amidst the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Kamran, a member of the central executive committee of Awami League, died of being infected by coronavirus at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka in the wee hours of today at the age of 69, said his younger brother Masuk Uddin.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons. Kamran was flown to Dhaka by an air ambulance and admitted to CMH in the capital on June 7 as his physical condition deteriorated after being infected with Covid-19. He was also underwent plasma therapy.

He felt acute chest pain at about 2.45am and then the doctor declared him dead within few minutes today, his brother Masuk Uddin added. On June 5, he was tested Covid-19 positive and admitted to a city hospital as condition deteriorated.

A popular figure in Sylhet and all over the country as well for his contribution to the people and society as a mayor and an Awami League leader, Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran was the first elected mayor of SCC. He was elected twice as mayor of Sylhet city.

Born on January 1 in 1951, Kamran was elected ward commissioner of Sylhet in 1973, when he was still a high school student. Kamran was elected chairman of Sylhet municipality board in 1995. From 1989 to 2002, he served as the General Secretary of Sylhet city unit of Awami League.

He became the mayor of Sylhet city by defeating Muhammad Abdul Haque in March 2003. Kamran won the election by more than 20,000 votes. He became the President of Sylhet City unit of Awami League. In 2005, while he was inaugurating a tennis court, grenade attack was carried out in an attempt to assassinate him.

In November 2008, six members of banned militant group Harkat-ul-Jihad were charged with attempting to assassinate him. Kamran was re-elected mayor in 2008 election as well.