The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen supremo and six-time MP Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, died in Hyderabad on Monday evening following a brief illness. Owaisi, who was known and loved as Salar (commander), was 72 and is survived by his wife, Mrs Najamunnissa, three sons and a daughter. Owaisi had been suffering from a heart problem for quite some time and was admitted to a corporate hospital about 10 days ago. His condition suddenly deteriorated on Monday afternoon. He was brought to his residence in Himayatnagar in the evening and was declared dead later in the night.