Malappuram : The funeral for Muslim League state president Panakkad Hyderali Shihab Thangal was held with full state honours at Panakkad’s Juma Masjid this dawn, a little after 2 am Monday. Shihab Thangal, a vehement advocate of religious brotherhood was a distinct presence in state and served as member of League’s High Power Committee, Political Affairs Committee. Thangal was also Vice Presient of Kerala Jamiaatil-Ulma and Sate President of Sunni Yuvajana Sangham.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan paid last respects late last night as body of Thangal was laid at Malappuram Town Hall for public homage. Others offering tribute at the Hall comprised :CPI(M) Polit Bureau member MA Baby, minister P. Rajeev, PA Muhammad Riyas, P V Abdurahman, P Prasad, Speaker MB Rajesh, Opposition Leader VD Satheesan, actor Mamooty, PC Chacko, AN Radhakrishnan, MLAs Ramachandran Kandapally, K Babu, Roji M John, Anoobh Jacob and so forth.
Hyderali Shihab Thangal was diagnosed with lymphoma over an year now. The end came following a cardiac arrest at Little Flower Hospital, Angamally at 12.40 pm Sunday afternoon.