Thousands Of Mourners Attend Funeral Of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin

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January 18, 2014 AT 8:00 AM
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral procession of 102-year-old Muslim spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, on Saturday. The procession started at Burhanuddin's residence amid tight security arrangements. The body of the leader was placed in a casket draped with the Indian National Flag, escorted by policemen, family members and community heads. He is succeeded by his 70-year-old son. Earlier on Saturday, at least 18 people died when a stampede broke out amongst mourners.