SRINAGAR: The demise of Agha Syed Qalbi Hussain Rizvi in Makkah on Friday has been widely condoled in Kashmir and beyond.
Representative of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei in India in his condolence message has paid tributes to the departed soul saying Agha Rizvi had dedicated his life to the cause of Islam and for propagation of the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) and his progeny.
For last twenty years Agha Rizvi has tirelessly rendered services to the Kashmiri Hajj pilgrims in Makkah by guiding them and making useful literature available in their language, said Hojatul Islam Agha Mehdi Mehdavipur in his message.
Syed Kalbi Hussain Rizvi who was in Makkah as part of Iranian Hajj Mission passed away in the holy city at around 4 AM on Friday following cardiac arrest, family sources said.
Kalbi Hussain has been part Hajj mission for last 26 years acting as interpreter and guide during the period of Hajj. He has penned several books and translated scores others in Urdu.
Born in Shalhar village in Ganderbal district, Qalbi Hussain migrated to Iran soon after the triumph of Islamic Revolution. Deeply influenced by the leadership of Imam Khomeini, Kalbi Hussain settled in the holy city of Qom and remained associated with various organizations involved in the propagation of Islamic teachings.
Maulana Abbas Ansari, patron Ittehadul Muslimeen has also paid tributes to late Qalbi Hussain describing him a revolutionary scholar who did a commendable work in introducing Islamic Revolution in Kashmir.
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