President Abdul Hamid will travel to his ancestral home in Kishoreganj’s Mithamoin with his younger brother Md Abdul Hye's dead body.
He died from COVID-19 at a Dhaka hospital on July 16.
A helicopter carrying the president and the body of Hye left the capital at 12pm on Sunday and reached at 1pm, the president’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told.
He will join the Namaj-e- Janaja to be held at 2pm.
This is the first time the president is going to his home district in eight months. He left the Bangabhaban for the last time on Jun 11 to attend the budget session in parliament after the coronavirus outbreak began in March.
During his last weeklong visit to Kishoreganj in October last year, Hamid had joined programmes and inaugurated several projects.