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Dr Ismat Jawed, a well-known linguist, researcher and poet passed away on August 19 at the age of 79. He is survived by wife, a son and two daughters. Hailing from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, Dr Jawed served Urdu for half a century. He has above a dozen books to his credit. Urdu course books by Maharashtra government were published under his guidance. New Urdu Qawa'id and Marathi Amoz (a Marathi grammar book for Urdu speaking people) are among his best works. His other works include Asrar-e-Khudi, Rumooz-e-Bekhudi (Poetic Urdu translation of Allama Iqbal's Persian works) and Aks Lala-e-Toor. Several organisations including Maharashtra Urdu Academy honoured him for his valuable services. Sheikh Iibrahim Fatehpuri wrote a book: Ismat Jawed: Person, Poet and Critic, on him. His demise has been widely condoled among literary circles.
Prominent researcher, historian and litterateur khurshid mustafa rizvi amrohi died in Delhi recently after a prolonged illness. He pursued higher education at Aligarh Muslim University and held the post of librarian at the University of Delhi. He has about 10 books to his credit on varied subjects and had won several government awards. The governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi conferred awards on him for his work Jung-e-Azadi 1857. His other works include Hayat-e-Zakir, Tazkira-e-Badr Chisht, etc. He had been the editor of the annual magazine Durre Maqsood for 40 years. He was laid to rest at his native town Amroha, Uttar Pradesh.
In order to save other's life he sacrificed his own. perVaiz ahmad matoo of Qaziyar, Zainakadal, Srinagar died of electric shock on July 28 when he jumped into river Jehlum to save one Habibullah of Sonawar. Habibullah was saved but Perwaiz died as a live electric wire fell down into river. Parvaiz was a silent social worker who saved many lives by donating blood to poor and needy patients and diving into the said river to save lives.
noor-ud-din nida, a well known poet and educationist of Hyderpora, Srinagar died of cardiac failure on August 4 at his residence in Shah Anwar colony. His son Fayaz Shahryar is a well known broadcaster and present director of Jammu Doordarshan. Officers and other staff members of Radio Kashmir's Commercial Broadcasting Service (CBS) have expressed deep sorrow over his demise. Dr Rafiq Masoodi, director of CBS has also condoled his demise and has consoled the bereaved family. Nida was laid to rest on August 5.
sufi muhammad dawood, a prominent personality of Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh and a close disciple of Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani died in Delhi on August 14 after a brief illness. He was 94 and is survived by wife, two sons and two daughters. He was laid to rest in his native town Bijnor.
syed abdul hamid shah, zonal president of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers' Forum (JKTF) died of brain haemorrhage on August 1 at his residence in Duderhama, Ganderbal. The JKTF held a condolence meeting in which a large number of teachers and members of JKTF including its chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani participated in the meeting. Shah is survived by wife and four daughters.
Col. M. Tajuddin, the man who gave AMUís JN Medical College its new campus, both shape and direction during 1970-1980 died recently. The quality of the hospital and the teaching that he ensured/attained with the assistance of stalwarts like surgeons Naseem Ansari, and Masood Ashraf, Dr Masoodul Hasan, Dr Zaheer, Dr Tiwari, Dr Visvakarma, Prof. Ammar Hasan, Prof. Abbas Ali Khan, Dr. Sadiq et al was never again witnessed by this College. Its early years were its best. And it was "The Colonel" and his stern brow that had everyone on their toes -teachers, students, Junior Doctors, Nurses, Ward Staff -the entire lot. And they all loved him for the effort he was putting in. Col.Tajuddin passed away in peace at his home in Bangalore. His cardialogist son, Mazhar, was by his side when he breathed his last. It was the end of a life started in the Army Medical Corps from which he retired as a Colonel and which ended as a Medical Educationist (IG Khan).