Srinagar: Head priest of Dargah Hazratbal shrine, Ghulam Hassan Banday passed away on Sunday after a brief illness.
Ghulam Hassan Banday, son of late Nizam-ud-din Banday was one of the custodians of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alahi Wasalam) at Dargah Hazratbal shrine.
Banday displayed holy relic on many important occasions at the Hazratbal shrine. He was also part of the group involved in the recitation of Khatmatul-Mauzamaat, Awraad-e-Sharief on various important occasions that include Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (Sallalahu Alahi Wasalam) and annual Urs of four rightly-guided Caliphs of Islam.
His death has been condoled by various religious and social organizations.
Advisor to the Governor and Chairman, J&K Wakf Board, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has condoled the demise Banday.
In his condolence message, Ganai paid rich tributes to the deceased who displayed the holy relic of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) for many years at the holy Dargah.
The Chairman Wakf Board expressed his heart-felt sympathies with the bereaved family and prayed for jannat-ul-firdous to the department soul.