Comilla City Corporation Mayor and Metropolitan Awami League General Secretary Arfanul Haque Rifat’s Janaza has been attended by many people of Comilla. His funeral prayers were held at Comilla Central Eidgah Maidan on Friday after Friday prayers.
He was later buried at Tomcham Bridge Cemetery in the city. Ehtesham Rayyan, son of Mayor Arfanul Haque Rifat, led the funeral prayer.
Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has expressed grief over the death of Comilla City Mayor and Metropolitan Awami League General Secretary Rifat.
Mayor Arfanul Haque Rifat’s funeral among others participated LGRD Minister Md. Tajul Islam, Member of Parliament for Comilla Sadar Constituency and Metropolitan Awami League President AKM Bahauddin Bahar, South District Awami League General Secretary Mujibul Haque Mujib MP, Comilla District Council Chairman Bir Muktijoddha Mofizur Rahman Bablu, Comilla-4 Debidwar MP Rajib Mohammad Fakhrul, Comilla University Vice-Chancellor AFM Abdul Moin, Comilla Deputy Commissioner Khandaker Mushfiqur Rahman, Police Superintendent Abdul Mannan, Education Board Chairman Professor Jamal Nacher, Bangladesh Awami League Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Abdus Sabur, BNP Leader Monirul Haque Chowdhury and others.
Apart from this, Comilla-7 Chandina Constituency MP Pran Gopal Dutta, reserved constituency MP Anjum Sultana Seema paid tribute to the late Mayor.
Earlier, Comilla City Corporation Mayor Arfanul Haque Rifat was paid tribute at Nagar Bhaban and metropolitan Awami League office. On Friday morning, City Corporation Executive Officer Shamsul Alam, Secretary Ashrafun Nahar, Chief Engineer Abu Sayem Bhuiyan and councilors and officers of the City Corporation paid their respects with flowers at the office premises of Comilla City Corporation.
Then at 10 in the morning, the late General Secretary of Comilla Metropolitan Awami League was taken to the premises of Comilla Metropolitan Awami League office. On behalf of Metropolitan Awami League, Metropolitan Awami League President AKM Bahauddin Bahar MP, Zilla Parishad Chairman Mofizur Rahman Babluah Awami League, Jubo League, Volunteer League, Chhatra League and other members and activists of organizations and affiliated organizations paid tribute.
Arfanul Haque Rifat’s Janaza will be held at the Comilla Central Eidgah Ground after Friday after paying tributes from all walks of life including political, social and cultural leaders.
Arfanul Haque Rifat, Mayor of Comilla City Corporation and General Secretary of Metropolitan Awami League, died at 6:18 pm Bangladesh time last Wednesday at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. He was suffering from respiratory complications with various lung infections for a long time.
Arfanul Haque Rifat was elected Mayor of Comilla City Corporation in 2022.