Patna: Syed Nizamuddin, General Secretary and one of the founding members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) - the apex body of Muslims in India passed away today on Saturday. He was 88.
Syed Nizamuddin, who was also Amir-e-Shariat Imarat-e-Shariah of Patna Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, was ailing since several months.
He died in Patna on Saturday in the afternoon, family sources said while talking to ummid.com.
Syed Nizamuddin was also a member of Majlis-e-Shoora Darul Uloom Deoband, member of management committee of Nadwatul Ulema Lucknow and Patron of the Islamic Fiqh Academy (India). He also served as a member of the Central Waqf Council, Government of India for two years.
Syed Mohammad Wali Rahmani, the Caretaker Secretary of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), while condoling the death of Syed Nizamuddin said Muslims, especially those in India has lost a renowned Islamic scholar and Muslim leader.
"Syed Nizamuddin was a front leader of Muslims in India. He sacrificed his entire life for the service of Islam and Muslims", Syed Wali Rahmani said in a statement.
For a long duration, Syed Nizamuddin was Nazim of Imarat-e-Shariah Patna Bihar. Due to his administrative skills and dedication he was elevated on the post of Amir-e-Shariat Imarat-e-Shariah.
Born on March 31, 1927, Syed Nizamuddin came from an educated and respected family in Ghorighat, Gaya in Bihar. He received his early education from his father late Syed Hussain and later went to Madrassa Imdadia in Darbhanga. In 1942, he went to Darul Uloom Deoband for the five-year fazil course..