Renowned religious scholar Allama Talib Jauhari passed away in Karachi late on Sunday night, his son Riaz Jauhari confirmed in the wee hours of Monday.
The well-known scholar had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital for several days and was on a ventilator. He was suffering from a heart condition. Riaz Jauhari confirmed his death and said that the body had been shifted to Ancholi Imambargah.
Known for his powerful oratory, Allama Jauhari was not only a religious scholar but also a poet, historian and philosopher as well. He also authored many books.
Allama Jauhari was born in Patna, British India, on August 27, 1938. His father Maulana Muhammad Mustafa Jauhar was a prominent scholar and an Urdu poet known for his exceptional poetry, according to media reports.
Allama Jauhari studied Islamic theology in Najaf, Iraq, under Ayatullah al Uzma Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei and late Ayatullah Sayyid Baqir Al Sadr. He was also awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan.
Various political and religious personalities have expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Allama Jauhari.