Former Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Ameer National President and reputed Muslim scholar Maulana Jalaluddin Umri passed away on Friday August 26. He was 87.

Maulana Jalaluddin Umri was the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind from 2007 to 2019.

Born in 1935 in Puttagram, District of North Arcot, Tamil Nadu he was a graduate of Jamia Darussalam, Oomerabad, Tamil Nadu. He also received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Aligarh Muslim University.

Jalaluddin Umri began his association with Jamaat-e-Islami Hind during his student years. After completing his studies, he dedicated himself to its research department. He officially became its member in 1956. He served as the city Ameer of Jama'at of Aligarh for a decade, and the editor of its monthly Zindagi-e-Nau for five years. Later, the Jama'at elected him to its All-India deputy Ameer, which he served for four consecutive terms (sixteen years). In 2007, the Jama'at's Central Council of Representatives elected him its Ameer (Chief). He was again re-elected as Jama'at's Ameer in 2011.

Jalaluddin Umri was elected as Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for the fourth term (April 2015 – March 2019).

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Moscow, Dec 4: About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday.

Authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear why the mass die-off happened but that it was likely due to natural causes.

Regional officials initially reported Saturday that 700 dead seals were found on the coast, but the Dagestan division of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment later raised the figure to about 2,500.

Zaur Gapizov, head of the Caspian Environmental Protection Center, said in a statement that the seals likely died a couple of weeks ago. He added that there was no sign that they were killed or caught in fishing nets.

Experts of the Federal Fisheries Agency and prosecutors inspected the coastline and collected data for laboratory research, which didn't immediately spot any pollutants.

Several previous incidents of mass seal deaths were attributed to natural causes. Kazakhstan, which has a long Caspian coastline, reported at least three such incidents this year.

Data about the number of seals in the Caspian vary widely. The fisheries agency has said the overall number of Caspian seals is 270,000-300,000, while the Caspian Environmental Protection Center put the number at 70,000.