Mawlavi Muhammad Amin Tatar, the oldest man in Afghanistan, breathed his last at the age of 144 in Ruyi Du Ab district in Samangan Province in the north of the country on January 4.
Muhammad Amin Tatar, known as “Mawlavi the Great”, was born in a religious family in Khaja Zahid village, Royi Du Aab district of Samangan. He was one of the famous scholars and elders of the country. Ninety years ago, during the reign of Afghan King Ghazi Amanullah Khan, he graduated from Darul Uloom Deoband in India and survived 15 governments. According to relatives, Mawlavi Muhammad Amin was married four times and has seen several generations of his children.
Governor, head of information and culture and other officials of Samangan paid their tribute to the bereaved family and students of the deceased and called his death a big loss for scholars in the province and throughout the country.