Today, Tuesday, 21st April 2015, at about 4 pm, Manegar Khaleelur Rahman saheb, President, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Ambur, passed away in sleep at Kellys in Chennai Perhaps neither he experienced any pain nor gave any pain to others. Khatima bilkhair - a very peaceful departure. He was aged 76 years. Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajiwoon.
His body was kept at the house of his brother-in-law K. Abdur Rahmanr saheb. Quite a large number of people gathered there to have his "deedar". After " maghrib" prayers his body was taken to Ambur. Insha Allah his burial will take place tomorrow i.e. Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 after Zuhar prayers at the "Qabristan" of Jama Masjid, Ambur.
He was undoubtedly an administrator par excellence. He moved with all sections of the people. He was easily available to all. One feels that he was the ambassador of the community. His simple and diplomatic approach was appealing to all people.
While studying at Mazharul Uloom High School at Ambur, he showed interest in Badminton and tennikoit, participated in matches and brought laurels to the school. Once he was elected as a SPL (School Pupil Leader) and discharged his duties well. The late Headmaster Janab N.M. Yahya saheb had all appreciation for him. He was a social activist in his own way till he breathed his last.
The Muslim community of Ambur has lost their Manegar who was close to them, Indeed I have lost a good friend .May his soul rest in peace and may Allah give his family the required forbearance to bear this irreparable loss. Let us all pray for his "maghfirat".
We express our heart felt condolences to the members of his bereaved family.
V. M. Khaleelur Rahman