Marja who never went to Mecca

Upon attaining the level of ijtihad in 1925, Najafi travelled to Qom, Iran, at the request of Abdul-Karim Ha’eri Yazdi, one of the most important revivalists of the Qom hawza.He stayed in the city of Qom until his death. He led the prayers in the shrine of Fatemah Masumeh for over half a century