Late Ayatollah Shahroudi to lay to rest in Qom

IRNA – The body of Chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi will be laid to rest at Masoumeh Shrine in the city of Qom on Wednesday, it was announced on Tuesday.

The mourning ceremony of late Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi is slated to be held in Tehran and Qom on Wednesday morning and evening respectively.

Chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi passed away in Khatam ul-Anbiya Hospital in Tehran late on Monday.

After a long battle with disease, he died at the age of 70, a relative of his and an official from the hospital confirmed the news.

Shahroudi was born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1948 and had served as a member of the Guardian Council as of 1994.

He was also judiciary chief and member of Experts Council. As of 2017, he was chairman of Expediency Council.