Submitted by Subeditor on Thu, 2015-11-05 13:49 Abu Dhabi, Nov 5: Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade had visited historic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a key place of worship in the UAE and known as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture recently. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art. His final resting place is located on the grounds beside the same mosque. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. Veerendra Heggade’s visit was accompanied by NMC Healthcare CEO – Padmashree Dr. B.R. Shetty and other NRI Kannadiga association’s leaders. He was impressed by the architectural glory of historic mosque. The mosque is third largest in the world after the ones in Mecca and Madina in Saudi Arabia. It is named after the founder and first President of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi also visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque during his maiden diplomatic visit to UAE.