Former Essequibo Imam dies at 105

first_imgA former lmam of the Aurora Masjid, Ramjohn Mohammad Khan, also known as “Jahno”, died peacefully on Wednesday at his home in Aurora Estate, Essequibo Coast.Khan was born to Indian immigrant parents Faqueerbuksh Mohammad Khan and Bibi Woulfath on the August 16, 1912.In 1936, he purchased his first home at Lot 10 Aurora Estate, Essequibo Coast. He got married on January 12, 1941, to the dream of his life Mabel, more affectionately called “Betty” who was only 15 years old and someone he knew since she was a baby.The marriage brought forth 12 children, two of whom died at an early age.On February 23, 1986, Khan was awarded the Medal of Service by then President Hugh Desmond Hoyte. He was a very devoted Muslim and read the Quran every day until his passing.The centenarian was laid to rest on Thursday in his home village of Aurora.last_img

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