The founding members of a reputed organization offering community service and two brothers of Indian origin died of coronavirus infection in an Indian township in the town of Lenasia, South Africa.
Abbas Sayyed and Usman Sayyed, chairman and president of the Saaberie Chishty Society, died on Friday and Saturday respectively and both were buried side by side. Due to the demise of both brothers, condolence messages are coming from India and other countries.
Abbas went to Ajmer when he was a teenager and since then he was inspired by human works. After his return from Ajmer, there was a small religious gathering at his house in Lenacia and soon it turned into charity and welfare schemes for all communities.
The Sayyid brothers were among the six siblings who carried on the work of food schemes started by their fathers, uncles and relatives, construction of mosques and madrasa construction, introduction of free ambulance service. At that time there were no such facilities from the Government of Lenasia.
A condolence message received from the religious leaders of Lucknow said, “Like his ancestors, he worked tirelessly throughout his life to serve the community with dedication. Tears begin to flow as soon as he remembers his smile and the intense discussion with him.
A message received from Panipat in Haryana said, “He was a man of dignity, truth and simplicity.” The organization had assisted in the reconstruction of a mosque that was closed 30 years ago in Panipat in 2009 and for this South Africa Funding was raised from
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