A 49-year-old Haj pilgrim from Kurnool district, Maqbool Pasha, died at Makkah Mukarammah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday.

According to a press release issued by the State Haj Committee here on Tuesday, the man left Hyderabad on Haj pilgrimage on September 27 along with his wife. The last rites were performed in Makkah.

Two batches leave

Meanwhile, two batches of Haj pilgrims left for Makkah today. Labour Minister D. Nagender flagged of the first batch comprising 300 pilgrims while the second batch was flagged off by Syed Altaf Haider Razvi MLC, the release added.