Ex-AG Vahanvati laid to rest in Mumbai

Close family members and friends attended the prayer service.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 4, 2014 2:33 am

Former Attorney General G E Vahanvati, who passed away Tuesday, was laid to rest at the Bohra cemetery at Nariyalwadi in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.

The funeral was attended by about 200-300 people, including Anil Ambani, who showed up at the mosque adjacent to the cemetery to pay his condolences to the family. Two prayer services were held, one prior to the burial, called “janazanamaz”, while the second service, “sadakallah”, a recitation of holy texts, was held after the burial.

Close family members and friends attended the prayer service at the mosque in separate sections for men and women.

The burial was carried out by a few male relatives and friends, including Vahanvati’s 33-year-old son Essaji. Vahanvati’s daughter, who lives abroad, flew down Tuesday evening.

“The family was composed and carried themselves very well,” said a family friend at the funeral. Vahanvati, who had been ailing for some time, died at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri West. He was 65. He was the first Muslim Attorney General of India.

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