Former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and parliamentarian Syed Shahabuddin, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, died at a hospital in this suburb of the national capital on Saturday morning, a close aide said.
“Shahabuddin, former President of All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat left for heavenly abode this morning at 6.22 a.m., “ close associate Navaid Hamid, who is currently President of the All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat said.
Shahabuddin began working as a diplomat for the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), later became a politician.
He served three terms from 1979-1996 as a MP. He is well known for his involvement in the Shah Bano case and his opposition to the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
He was the Joint Secretary in charge of South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific in the Ministry of External Affairs.
He was admitted at the Jaypee Hospital, Noida.