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Hundreds attend last rites of Kashmiri saint Ahad Bab

Hundreds of people from all walks of life attended the last rites of prominent faith healer Peer Abdul Ahad (77) today. The saint passed away on Monday evening at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences after prolonged illness.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2010 20:30 IST
HT Correspondent

Hundreds of people from all walks of life attended the last rites of prominent faith healer Peer Abdul Ahad (77) on Tuesday.

The saint passed away on Monday evening at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences after prolonged illness.

Locally known as Ahad Bab, the saint attracted people of all faiths who believed he had mystical powers.

Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru and two senior judges from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, politicians and police officers attended the funeral at the saint's native village in Sopore.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condoled the demise of Ahad Bab.

Ahad Bab, who did not wear any cloths and remained mostly confined to his house, would listen to the grievances of his followers and reply in sign language through his devotees.

Once a police personnel, Ahad Bab quit his job in 1961 and lived a life of a seer.

In 2006, his house was attacked with a grenade injuring several people.