Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, the vice-chairman of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), passed away today. He breathed his last at ERA’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital. The 82-year-old was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to the the hospital over a month ago. Last week, Sadiq’s soon had said his father was “serious but stable”.
“My father is facing difficulties in breathing. He has tested negative for COVID-19. On Tuesday, he was shifted to the ICU as his blood pressure and oxygen level fell. His condition is serious, but thankfully there has been no decline.”
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the passing away of the Muslim cleric, offered condolences and wished strength for the family members.