Designer of Holy Kaaba’s doors, Engineer Munir Al-Jundi, passes away
Engineer Munir Sarri 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. Engineer Al-Jundi passed away in southern Germany, reported Gulf Today on Sunday.
A prominent Saudi and geologist Badr Badrah shared news of Al-Jundi’s death along with the image doors.
The work on doors began in the factory of Sheikh Al-Sagha, Sheikh Mahmoud Badr, one of the great sheikhs in Makkah. It is believed that King Khalid assigned the Badr family in Makkah to manufacture the new door. The project was headed by Sheikh Mahmoud Badr and his son Muhammad.
The door was completed within a year and a half.
King Khalid had ordered the doors to be made for the Kaaba from pure gold for the Hajj season.
An official associated with the situation said, "It was designed by engineer Munir Al-Jundi, and its lines were made by Sheikh Abdul Rahim Bukhari. “Its height is more than three metres, its width is approximately two metres, its depth is half a metre, and it consists of two bookends and a wooden base 10cm thick of teak wood.”
The official also said 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.