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 Updated: February 26, 2016

India's Famous Shia Leader Expires

By: Nizam Hussain


LUCKNOW, India: Renowned Shia Scholar, Hussaini speker and President of All India Shia Muslim Personal law board, Mirza Muhammad Athar has expired after prolonged illness. The news of his death sent a wave of deep grief among Shiites around the world. Chief Minister of utter Pardesh Akhlish Yadav has expressed grief on sad demise of Mirza Athar.

Funeral of Mirza Athar will be held on Saturday, 27th February.

He was the son of the late Mulla Mirza Mohammad Tahir. Mirza Athar was educated at Sultan-ul-Madaris, where he graduated with Sadr-ul-Afazil, and Lucknow University, where he obtained a masters in Persian Literature. In 2008, he completed fifty years of continuous Muharram recitation in Mumbai. In addition to his native Lucknow, he was popular all over India as well as in Pakistan, the Middle East, UK, US and Australia. On 23 January 2005, he was elected first president of All India Shia Personal Law Board(AISPLB) 


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