Kozhikode, Apr 6: Acclaimed scholar, thinker and former all India vice president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi, Professor K A Siddique Hassan has passed away today. He was 76.
He had been staying in his son's house in Kovur, Kozhikode for a long time due to a congenital disease of old age.
He was an irreplaceable figure as a writer, Islamic scholar, orator and social activist. He was the founding secretary of the Ideal Publications Trust, which publishes Madhyamam Malayalam daily.
He was born on May 5, 1945 as the son of K M Abdullah Moulavi and P A Khadeeja at Koottil in Eriyad in Thrissur district of kerala. He did his Afdalul Ulama and earned postgraduate degrees (MA in Arabic) from Islamiya College Shanthapuram and Raudathul Uloom Arabic College respectively.
Siddique hassan worked as a teacher in college. He was the Amir of jamat e-islami Kerala during the period of 1990-2005. Earlier he has held positions of chairman of Alternative Investment and Credit Limited(AICL), founding chairman of Baithuzzakath, and sub-editor of Probodhanam weekly.