Arakkal Beevi departs at 93

Kannur: Beevi Sultan Arakkal Adi Raja Sainaba Aishabi (93) who is the member of Kannur Arakkal family, the only royal Muslim family in Kerala passed away on Tuesday morning.

After the demise of Ayisha Muthubeebi in 2006, Sainaba Aishabi also known as Arakkal Beevi took over the reins of the family.

According to historians, the Arakkal Dynasty was Kerala’s only Muslim family of rulers. There is no consensus on their origins, but some say their assumption of power dates back to the 13th century.

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