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Dawoodi Bohra head Syedna Burhanuddin passes away at 102

January 17, 2014 15:02 IST

Dawoodi Bohra Community spiritual leader, Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, passed away on Friday at the age of 102 at his residence in Saifee Mahal, south Mumbai.

Confirming the news, Shaikh Abdeali Bhanpurwala, executive secretary of Syedna, said, "He passed away today due to a heart attack." 

The Bohra community has announced a 10-day mourning period for the departed spiritual leader. As a mark of respect, shops run by the Bohras will remain closed for three days.

Syedna was the 52nd Dai (spiritual leader) of the Dawoodi Bohra community. He succeeded his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin in 1965.

Image: Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin