Syed K. Abdurrahman Kunhikoya Thangal Abdul Bukhari, chairman of the Samastha Kerala Jamiyathul Ulema and president of Jamia College, Kasaragod, died at his ancestral house at Ettikkulam, near Payyannur, on Saturday. He was 94.

The funeral would take place at 10 a.m. on February 2.

A scholar of Islam, he had been serving as Principal of Syed Madani Arabic College at Ullal. Due to old age ailments, he had been keeping himself away from public life for some time. The deceased had been head of over 60 Islamic institutions in the region and in Karnataka.