Charar-e-Sharif, May 17: Ghulam Ahmed Khateeb, the grand Imam of Jamia Masjid Charar-e-Sharif controlled by holy shrine died after a brief illness in the town on Sunday morning. He was 71.
The grand Imam was a resident of Bada Talab, an area adjacent to holy shrine of Charar-e-Sharif.
People expressed grief over his demise and visited his residence to express solidarity with the family.
“We have lost a scholar and a jurisprudent” who was “dedicated to his work and to everything that served the good of Islam and Muslims”, a local told news agency KNT.
The deceased Maulana Ghulam Ahmed Khateeb preached at the mosque from past four decades. He was a great human being, beside an out and out gentleman.
The soft-spoken cleric with a trim white beard, who was always seen wearing a traditional cloak and white turban, was widely respected in Charar-e-Sharif town.