I received a text message from a good friend, Mufti Jantan (in California, USA) who said that Tan Sri Nasimuddin - the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Naza Group passed away about 2am today (Malaysian time) at the Long Beach Hospital in California.
He was 53.
He had been battling lung cancer.
His body was taken to the Vermont Islamic Centre to be prepared for prayers.
A tahlil will be held tonight at an Islamic centre in Los Angeles.
I understand that his remains will be brought home the soonest possible.
My deepest condolences to his family who is in LA.
May Allah bless his soul and may he rest in peace.