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Gulbarga Sajjadanashin Hussaini passes away

Syed Shah Mohammed Mohammed Al-Hussaini, the head of the dargah of the Hazrath Khaja Bandanawaz expired on Friday, March 30. He was 85. Hussaini pioneered the channelising of the dargah collections into educational institutions. He saw the establishment and progress of Khaja Bandenawaz Institute of Medical Sciences, an engineering college, polytechnic and Bibi Raza College of Education and several high and middle schools and Khaja General Hospital. A former member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, he was also the vice president of All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board. He was conferred the All India Al-Ameen Community leadership Award in 2006.. A prominent figure of Gulbarga, he was popularly known as Sajjadanasheen of Dargah Khaja Banda Nawaz, a 14th century saint who introduced Islam in Deccan Plateau.


Mohammed Hussain, former headmaster of the Quwathul Islam High School, Bangalore expired on April 17. Following his retirement, he served as the advisor of the school run by the Lababin Jamaat on Borebank Road. Hussain groomed two generations of students. American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) felicitated him at Chennai in 2006.