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Shia cleric, AIMPLB vice president Maulana Kalbe Sadiq dies at 83

India Today logo India Today 24-11-2020 India Today Web Desk
Kalbe Sadiq standing in front of a building

Vice president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Maulana Kalbe Sadiq passed away after a prolonged illness on Tuesday. The 83-year-old renowned Shia cleric had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Lucknow.

Maulana Sadiq breathed his last at around 10 pm Wednesday, his son Kalbe Sibtain said adding that his father was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the private hospital in Lucknow on November 17.

A bulletin from the private hospital had earlier said that All India Muslim Personal Law Board vice president Maulana Kalbe Sadiq was suffering from colorectal cancer with metastasis with severe pneumonia, UTI and septic shock with acute kidney shutdown with paralytic ileus.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief over the death of Maulana Sadiq, a statement from the UP government said on Wednesday, according to news agency PTI.

An assistant professor of Political science and member of the Samajwadi Party, Ali Khan Mahmudabad said on Twitter, "Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Sahib. The vacuum he has left cannot be filled and his services for the cause of unity and for education, specifically women's education, have transformed countless lives.

"The Unity schools run by Maulana Kalbe Sadiq 's foundation provided education to thousands of underprivileged children , especially girls; His going away is a Huge loss to the world," author Rana Safvi added.

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