Srinagar: Syed Ahmad Farooqi, former Imam Khateeb of Dargah Hazratbal passed away on Monday.
The deceased, who was the former Imam Khateeb of the Dargah Hazratbal shrine passed away at his home after a brief illness, his family said.
As per the current Imam of Hazratbal and elder brother of the deceased, Kamaal Farooqi, the former Imam died at around 4 pm at his Hazratbal residence.
“He was suffering from health issues and was also hospitalised,” Kamaal Farooqi said.
As per the family, the Fateh Khawani of the deceased would be held on Thursday at their ancestral graveyard located at Hazratbal.
He said that the people from all walks of life came in person and also expressed condolences over the phone.