World Bulletin / News Desk
In Kashmir, noted scholar and writer Professor Muhammad Abdullah Shaida passed away on the intervening night of October 7/8 at his residence Mirza Kamil Sahab in Srinagar. He was 82.
Professor Shaida, who was one of the founder members of Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory, had worked in different capacities and authored several books in Urdu, Kashmiri, Persian and Arabic, reported Kahmir Media Service.
He had tremendous command over Urdu, English and Persian. Besides, he was one among those considered as experts in Iqbaliyat and the University of Kashmir used to formally invite him to deliver special lecturers on Iqbal’s poetry and philosophy.
A large numbers of people belong to different walks of life including political, social and religious personalities participated in his funeral prayers, which was led by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani.
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