The funeral of Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the claimant to the title of 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna of the Dawoodi Bohra community who passed away on March 30, was announced on Thursday.

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A statement from Qutbuddin’s family said that the funeral will be led by his successor Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS in Darus Sakina, Thane, at 1 pm on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin and Khuzaima Qutbuddin. File pic
Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin and Khuzaima Qutbuddin. File pic

Qutbuddin was 75 and had been ailing since some time and breathed his last in the United States where he was on a visit. He was the half-brother of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the spiritual head of the Bohri community, who passed away on January 17, 2014.

After the demise of Burhanuddin, Qutbuddin was embroiled in a bitter legal battle of succession with his nephew, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin who also claimed that his father had anointed him as the successor.
After several hearings in the past couple of years, the matter was scheduled to come up for critical hearings before Bombay High Court on April 22 and May 2 which have been cancelled post Qutbuddin’s passing away.