Mohammad Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, died on Thursday due to heart-related ailments. The 95-year-old Ansari died at his residence in Ayodhya in the morning according to his son Iqbal.

Ansari was the first litigant who filed the suit on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in a civil court. Considered as the most prominent Muslim voice in the case, he was also the last surviving litigant from the Muslims' side.

Source: b'A Hindu priest walks past paramilitary troopers guarding a mosque as Muslims offer Friday prayers in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya October 1, 2010 | Source: Reuters'

Here is all you need to know about him:

Source: b'Hashim Ansari, the main litigant in the Ram temple-Babri mosque dispute case meets Akhara Parishad chief Mahant Gyan Das | Source: PTI'
Source: b'Hashim Ansari (centre) with Saints Dharam Das and Swami Hardayal Shastri in Ayodhya.Source: PTI'

(With inputs from PTI)