LAHORE (Pakistan Post) – Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi dies at the age of 54 on Thursday.
The TLP leader had been suffering from fever for the past few days. After Rizvi s health deteriorated, he was taken to Sheikh Zayed Hospital.
According to hospital sources, he had expired before arriving at the hospital for treatment.
His body has been taken to his residence at Multan Road where a large amount of TLP workers have gathered.
Rizvi was born in 1966 in the Pindigheb area of Attock District, Punjab. His brother, Ameer Hussain, is a retired Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) from Pakistan Army.
The 54-year-old preacher was a former Pakistan government employee and hails from Attock district.
He was the founder of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a religious political organization founded in 2015 which is known to protest against any change to Pakistan s blasphemy law.
Rizvi had memorised the holy Quran and was an ardent follower of the Islamic theologian Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, who was born in Bareilly in undivided India in the 19th century and founded the Barelvi school of thought.
Khadim Hussain took up the name Rizvi as a tribute to Ahmed Raza Khan.
As the government appointed Imam of the Pir Makki Mosque in Lahore, Khadim Rizvi earned a reputation as a firebrand speaker and charismatic leader among his followers. He has a penchant for the poetry of Allama Iqbal, and his sermons are replete with Persian couplets written by the great poet.