Two Kashmir Pilgrims Die After Performing Umrah

SRINAGAR: Two Kashmiri pilgrims who have gone to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia have passed away after performing the sacred duties.

The Jammu Kashmir Association of Hajj Umrah Companies (JKAHUC) said that two Kashmiri pilgrims who have been identified as Misra Banoo of Pulwama and Ghulam Qadir Reshi of Tangmarg passed away after performing religious duties in Makkah.

According to JKAHUC, one lady namely Misra Banoo, 61 years old, w/o Abdul Rashid Mir r/o Amir Ahad, Tral, Pulwama breathed her last while returning to home from Umrah.

“She had a severe heart attack in flight from Jeddah to Delhi, Air crew had tried enough to save her and had even opted for emergency landing at Jodhpur, but couldn’t save her” the JKAHUC said.

Another pilgrim namely Ghulam Qadir, 80 years old, of Tangmarg, Baramulla also died while performing Umrah at Makkah.

“He had offered Fajr prayers at Haram Makkah Al Mukarma and as usual went to his room for rest. When co pilgrims tried to awake him for zuhr prayers, they found his dead. He had not been in good health since long” the JKAHUC said.


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