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Mufti Bashiruddin dies at 82

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Demise condoled widely

Srinagar: Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad passed away at SKIMS, Soura on Tuesday.

Ahmad was 82. He was hospitalised on Monday evening after he complained of chest pain, the family of the Grand Mufti said.

They said he breathed his last at the hospital around 3 am.

Ahmad was the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir for over three decades. He got a masters degree in Arabic and a law degree from Aligarh Muslim University before pursuing religious education.

The funeral prayers for the Grand Mufti were held this afternoon at Khanqah-e-Mo’alla in the old city. National Conference Vice President, Omar Abdullah attended the funeral prayers.

Ahmad’s death has been widely mourned with political leaders sending condolence messages.

Governor Satya Pal Malik, Advisor Ganie, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Sajad Lone, Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, M Y Tarigami and different political, social and religious leaders expressed grief over the demise.

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