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Eminent scholar Maulana Parekh passes away

Eminent muslim scholar and Padmabhushan awardee Maulana Abdul Karim Parekh passed away early on Tuesday in a private nursing home after a brief illness.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2007 11:54 IST

Eminent muslim scholar and Padmabhushan awardee Maulana Abdul Karim Parekh passed away early on Tuesday in a private nursing home after a brief illness.

He was 79.

Maulana was the founder treasurer and an influential member of muslim personal law board till recently. He quit the board due to ailing health condition, family sources told PTI.

He was a respectable figure among all religious heads and was conferred the Padma Bhushan award in 2001 for his contribution to the society.