| Pattan, Baramulla Kashmir|
President, All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association, Chairman, Imam Hussain A.S Charitable Trust
Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Irfan Raza Ansari & 1 Daughter
September 30, 2014, Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
Sultanul Madaris, Lucknow
Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari (26 April 1943 - 30 September 2014) widely known as Molvi Saeb(مولوی صاحب) among his followers was a Kashmiri Shia cleric, politician, businessman and a authoriser of Grand Ashura Procession In Kashmir. He was famous among religious circles as great orator of majlise shame - ghareeba the night of 11th muharram His religious speeches catapult him on global stage and were widely hailed worldwide particularly in the Indian subcontintent. He succeeded his father Molvi Muhammad Jawad Ansari as president of All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association in Jammu & Kashmir in 1962, a position he held for life. He was a sitting member of Jammu and Kashmir's Legislative Assembly for the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party; he was earlier a member of National Conference and Congress. Ansari was also a renowned business man.
Ansari was thrice the target of unsuccessful assassination attempts. In June 2000 Ansari barely escaped the explosion of a landmine while addressing a religious congregation at Gund Khwaja Qasim. The blast killed twelve of his followers.On 1 September 2000 Ansari was injured by an IED explosion that killed two policemen and a driver. Police suspected Hizbul Mujahideen.
Ansari died at his residence Dar ul Jawad, Qamarwari, Srinagar on the morning of 30 September 2014 (04 Zilhajah 1435 AH), after a prolonged liver illness. Ansari was undergoing specialized treatment in the United States. Various political, religious and social leaders offered condolences.Almost half a million people joined the funeral procession of iftikhar Ansari from qamarwari to Zadibal imambargah where namaz e jenazah was offered. He was buried in his ancestral graveyard, Baba Mazar, Alamgari bazar, Zadibal, Sriangar.
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