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Legendary Muslim leader associated with Babri Mosque movement Syed Shahabuddin dies

Syed Shahabuddin, a legendary Muslim leader associated with Babri Mosque movement, ex-MP, chief Mushawarat, dies.

Ex-Member of Parliament, president Mushawarat and legendary Muslim leader associated with Babri Mosque movement Syed Shahabuddin dies today at 6:22 am. He was also former editor of Muslim India and was bed ridden for years due to poor health.

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Current Mushawarat president Naved Hamid wrote: “Syed Shahabuddin sahab, IFS Retd., Ex MP & former President of All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat left for heavenly abode this morning @6.22 am. He would be buried @Qabrastan Punjpeeran, Nizamuddin, New Delhi after namaz e zohar @ 1.30 pm.”

Born in Ranchi which now is capital of Jharkhand, Syed Shahabuddin studied in Patna University and was a student leader with great fan following. Extraordinary talented, he cracked the civil services examination with flying colour. After serving as a diplomat in working for the Indian Foreign Service for some years, he retired to take a political plunge.

He was known to be close to many political bigwigs, including then Prime Minister of India. Born on November 4, 1935 (age 83 years), he was not keeping well for months.

His one daughter Parveen Amanullah is activist-turned-politician. His one son Nayyar Pervez, was found dead in mysterious conditions in a hotel room in the United States, where he was working as a professor in Columbia University, reported TOI in 2005.

Syed Shahabuddin was associated with Babri Mosque movement and after allegedly getting disillusioned with mainstream political parties he even floated his own political party that did not last long.

“He was a genius and a polymath who was in a position to speak on any subject. He was updated and was known to write articles and rebuttals in dailies on regular basis. Somebody always looking for perfection, he used to get extremely upset over small things,” said Salahuddin, his fan, who lamented the loss of an iconic Muslim leader.

Syed Shahabuddin was not cut off for politics, claimed sources because of his temperament. Also, he brought Muslim India magazine that too failed to be popular and had to be closed due to financial crunch as the documentation magazine get no support from the community.

Moreover, Syed Shahabuddin, a former Janata Dal MP, was a forgotten hero.

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