Bengaluru, Aug 7: Dr Mohammed Yusuf, chairperson of the Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, passed away at a private hospital in the city today following a brief illness. He was 74.
Dr Yusuf was an industrialist and was known for his philanthropic activities.
A veterinarian, Dr Yusuf had quit the government job and set up business in Bengaluru and Dubai decades ago and has earned considerable success.
He was re-elected as Board of Auqaf chief in January this year. He had held the post more than once in the past.
He will be buried at the graveyard near Masjid-e-Muzammil which was built by himself at Govindapura, source said.