Srinagar: Head priest of dargah Hazratbal shrine, Ghulam Hassan Banday passed away today afternoon at Srinagar.
Son of late Nizam-ud-din Banday, Ghulam Hassan was one of the custodians of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) at Dargah Hazratbal shrine.
Eldest among his siblings, 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 (SAW) and annual Urs of four Caliphs of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
A former police officer, Banday according to family was ailing for some time and passed away at around 2:00 pm today afternoon.
His death has been condoled by various religious and social organisations. (KL)