Religious scholar and Former Islamic Minister, Dr. Abdul Majeed Abdul Baaree has passed away today while in treatment in the ICU of Lanka Hospital, Sri Lanka.
He was 55 years old.
Dr. Majeed was hospitalized at Lanka Hospital this past Friday following stroke at his hotel room.
Sources have said that he went under numerous surgeries as well as his condition was poor. Dr. Majeed was on the ventilator since Sunday.
Upon hearing the news, President Abdulla Yameen Abadul Gayoom sent a message of condolence to the family.
Dr. Majeed is the first Minister at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs formed after a bill was ratified in 2008 to form an Islamic Ministry in the Maldives.