Renowned scholar Allama Talib Johri passed away
Leading Shia cleric and Zakir Allama Talib Johri has died in Karachi at the age of 80.
Allama Talib Johri had been suffering from heart disease for the past several years and for this reason he had been on a ventilator in a private hospital for several days.
His son Riaz Johri has confirmed the death of his father. Allama Talib Johri was born on August 27, 1939, in Patna, India.
According to the details available on the website, his father Allama Mustafa Johar was a distinguished scholar and Urdu poet who was known for his extraordinary poetry about the family of Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH).
Allama Talib Johari received his religious education from Grand Ayatollah Syed Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoi in Najaf, Iraq.
Talib Johri’s fame spread far and wide from the evening gathering of the poor in Nishtar Park, Karachi. He was a master of the art of speech. He was the author of many books and also wrote poetry. He also wrote commentaries on the Qur’an.
The Government of Pakistan awarded him Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services.
Funeral prayers of Allama Talib Johri will be offered at Ancholi Imambargah afternoon prayers today. It is reported that his burial will be held in Wadi Hussain Cemetery.