KOTA BARU: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat was laid to rest at Kg Pulau Melaka Muslim cemetery in Kota Baru at 11.15am Friday.
Nik Aziz’s wife, Tuan Sabariah Tuan Ishak and his 10 children were also present at the burial ground.
The crowd, numbering in the tens of thousands were streaming non-stop to the former Kelantan Mentri Besar’s house since news broke of his passing late Thursday.
Subuh (early morning) prayers early Friday were conducted at Masjid Tok Guru, located next to his house but was not able to accommodate the overwhelming crowd, leaving many to pray outside on the compound and on the streets.
At 7am, visitors had to be turned away from his house due to the crowd.
His remains were then moved to the mosque at about 9am to allow the public to pay their last respects.
National leaders such as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, PAS president Datuk Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and many other Pakatan leaders were also in attendance to pay their last respects.
Nik Aziz passed away at 9.41pm Thursday night, after a five-year battle with prostrate cancer.