The body of prominent writer and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury – best known for writing the lyrics of "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano" – is likely to arrive in Dhaka Monday.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said the body has been preserved at the Barnet Hospital in London where Gaffar Chowdhury,88, breathed his last Thursday.
"After the completion of required procedures, we will try to send his body to Dhaka as soon as possible on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight next week," she added.
According to Gaffar Chowdhury's wishes, he will be buried beside his wife at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard.
His namaz-e-janaza will be held Friday after Jummah prayers at the Brick Lane Jamme Masjid in London.
After that, Gaffar Chowdhury's body will be taken to Shaheed Altaf Ali Park where people from all walks of life will turn up to pay their last respects to him.