Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar died February 26, 2016.
He was a zakir-e-ahl-e-bayt from Lucknow, India.
Miirza was the son of the late Mulla Mirza Mohammad Tahir.
He received his education at Sultan-ul-Madaris, where he graduated with Sadr-ul-Afazil, and Lucknow University, where he obtained his masters in Persian Literature.
He completed fifty years of continuous Muharram recitation in Mumbai. In 2008,
Also to his native Lucknow, he was popular all over India as well as in Pakistan, the Middle East, UK, US and Australia.
On January 23, 2005, Mirza Mohammed Athar was elected the first president of All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB).
Mirza Mohammed Athar passed away at 79 yrs old, at Max Hospital Saket New Delhi