Humayun's body arrives Monday

The body of legendary writer Humayun Ahmed will arrive in Dhaka on Monday instead of Sunday.

Family sources said the homecoming is delayed due to air ticket crisis, reports private television channel ATN Bangla.

Humayun's family and close relatives will accompany the dead body on an Emirates Airlines flight which is scheduled to reach Dhaka Monday morning.

On Friday, Zafar Iqbal, Humayun's younger brother, said the family would head towards Bangladesh with the writer's body on Saturday and reach Dhaka on Sunday.

Aged 64, the litterateur died at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital in New York Thursday night after suffering from colon cancer, leaving behind millions of fans and well-wishers.

Several thousands fans and admirers joined the first janaza of the enormously popular novelist which was held at Jamaica Muslim Centre on Friday after Juma prayers.

After reaching home, his body would be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar for people to pay their last tribute.

He might be buried at Nuhash Palli in Gazipur as per his last wish.

Humayun Ahmed told journalists on May 12 that he would like to be buried elsewhere than Nuhash Palli.

News Source: 
The Daily Star