Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday visited the residence of Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in city’s Banani area to console the family members of Zayan Chowdhury who was killed in a deadly bomb attack in Colombo on Easter Sunday. The prime minister went to the residence of Sheikh Selim, the maternal grandfather (nana) of Zayan Chowdhury, at Banani at about 2:45pm on the day, reports BSS.
Sheikh Selim is a paternal cousin (fufato bhai) of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Sheikh Hasina stayed there for over an hour and consoled the family members of Zayan Chowdhury. A heart-rending scene was created at that time. The premier also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of eight-year-old Zayan Chowdhury. Sheikh Selim, MP, and his family members as well as other senior leaders of Awami League were present on the occasion.
A class two student of an Uttara school, Zayan is a son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary and Sheikh Sonia. Moshiul also suffered splinter injuries in kidney and liver in the deadly terror attack in Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. He and his wife went to Sri Lanka on holiday with two of their children. His wife and younger son were in their hotel room when the blast rocked the hotel. The death toll from the attacks that tore apart several churches and hotels in cities around Sri Lanka rose to 359, with over 500 injured.
The body of Zayan Chowdhury was brought to Dhaka from Colombo on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight on Wednesday afternoon.