According to district officials, he died at the Kishanganj Circuit House. He will be buried in his Tarabadi village.
Qaxmi, a noted Islamic scholar, was a popular face of the Congress in Bihar, particularly in Seemanchal comprising Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar districts.
He won the Kishanganj seat in the 2009 general elections after five consecutive defeats. He retained the constituency in 2014 despite the Modi wave, defeating the BJP's Dilip Kumar Jaiswal by over 1 lakh votes.
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