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18 PERSONS DEAD, 48 INJURED DURING FUNERAL POSSESSION OF SYEDNA MOHAMMED

Mumbai: Dr.Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin aged 102, died of cardiac arrest on Friday, Dr. Burhanuddin was the head of Dawoodi Bohra Community.

Dawoodi Bohra is one of the sect of Shia Muslim community and Dr. Syedna was 52nd Dai-AL-Multaq of Dawoodi Bohra’s Community.

Lakhs of people paid homage at the funeral possession which began from his Malabar hill residence and headed towards

He propounded the patriotism within the community and had made a tremendous efforts for the upliftment of social and educational status of this community.

Due to his remarkable preaching globally, he was conferred with honorary titles from several reputed institutions like Aligarh Muslim University ,Al-Azhar University,Cairo

He was also honored with “Star of Jordan” and “Order of Nile” by Jordan and Egypt respectively.

18 persons dead and 48 injured due to stampede in the funeral possession following which Mumbai Traffic Police issued an advisory to avoid some roads which are flooded by the mourners.