Thousands of people paid their last respects to Indian Union Muslim League leader Panakkad Syed Mohammedali Shihab Thangal, who passed away at Malappuram, Kerala, last night.
Mortal remains of, Thangal, who dominated the Kerala politics for over three decades and offered spiritual guidance to the Muslim community, were laid to rest at the Kodappanakkunnu Juma Masjid.
Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad attended the funeral on behalf of the Union cabinet.
President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of Thangal.
Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan and Union Ministers Vayalar Ravi and E Ahamed visited the family of the departed leader.