TEHRAN (IQNA) – A memorial service was held in Tehran on the 7th day after the death of Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri.

Ayatollah Taskhiri died of a heart attack at a hospital in the Iranian capital Tehran last Tuesday at the age of 76.

A renowned religious figure in the Muslim world, Ayatollah Taskhiri also served as head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization and advisor to the Leader on Muslim world affairs.

During the time he served as secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, he made great efforts towards reinforcing unity among Muslims.