Engineer Munir Al-Jundi, who designed the doors of the Holy Kaaba during the reign of King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 70s, has died on Saturday. He passed away in southern Germany.
Accoridng to Arab media, Munir Al-Jundi designed the door of the Holy Kaaba which was installed in 1399 AH, (1978 AD).
Saudi King Shah Khalid had offered prayers inside the Baitullah after which he had instructed to make the door of the Kaaba made of pure gold.
This door was designed in the factory of Sheikh Mahmud bin Badr, a great goldsmith in Makkah.
According to the details, 280 kilogrammes of pure gold were used, and it was agreed with the architect Al-Jundi to develop the designs and follow up on the implementation with an amount of 300,000 Saudi riyals. A special workshop was set up to manufacture the doors in Makkah.
Moreover, Al-Jundi also has the honor of having his name inscribed on the door of Baitullah as a designer.