By TCN News
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Dr. Abdul Karim Naik, a physician and father of Dr Zakir Naik, the popular Islamic preacher and founder of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) passed away in the wee hours of Sunday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest .
He was the father of Dr Zakir Naik, who has been in the center of raging storm after one of the Dhaka attackers was allegedly found to be inspired by his lectures on Islam. The central and Maharashtra state government’s probe on Naik’s lectures including funding sources of IRF is underway.
Dr. Karim was born in Ratnagiri in coastal Maharashtra, worked as a doctor and later served as the president of the Bombay Psychiatric Society, a private organisation of mental health professionals, in 1994-95. He was active in various social and educational activities.
Dr Karim was buried in a local Nariyal Wadi Kabrastaan, Mazagaon late in the Sunday afternoon.
According to reports from Mumbai, Dr Zakir Naik couldn’t make it to the funeral of his father, as he is out of the country since before the controversy surrounding his lectures.