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Professor M.Shafi,well known geographer and Professor Emeritus at the Aligarh Muslim University has been awarded the Padma Shri,the country's prestigious civilian honour by the Government of India on the occasion of Republic Day.
Professor M.Shafi is a former Pro Vice Chancellor and Pro Chancellor of AMU.He was the Vice President of International Geographers Union.
Prof. Asifuzzaman Siddiqui
Professor Asifuzzaman Siddiqui died on 20 January at New Delhi. Prof Siddiqui was born on 25th April,1931 and joined the department as Lecturer in 1963 and served the University in various capacities.He was appointed as Professor in 1983 and retired from university services as Professor of Chemistry at AMU
Late Prof.Siddiqui was a simple man of outstanding qualities. He was very polite and quiet by nature and is remembered by all of us. He is survived by his widow and two daughters.
Prof. Wajid Khan
The meeting of the members of the department of Botany,AMU places on record its deep sense of grief and sorrow at the sad demise of Professor M.Wajid Khan,who served the University with distinction for about three decades.
Prof M.Wajid Khan was born on 24th August,1942 at Ghazipur (UP).He did his B.Sc from Calcutta University and M.Sc from BHU and joined the department in 1965 as a Ph.D.Student and in 1973 as a faculty member. He was a senior distinguished scientist in his field and published more than 350 research papers in the journals of national and international repute. He had supervised a number of research projects and authored four books including Nematode Interaction published by Chapman and Hall, London.
Prof Wajid Khan was an academician,researcher, a good teacher, thinker and planner. His field of specialization was plant Pathology, Namatology and Environmental Botany. He was awarded Sir Chotu Ram Award for excellence in the field of Agricultural Sciences and a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 1998.
MUSLIM ECONOMIC STATUS
Eminent Scholar of Islamic economics, Professor M. Nejatullah Siddiqui said that no movement was launched to raise the economic status of the Muslim community while several movements were launched by the Indian Muslim community for the educational advancement and social reforms in the 18th and 19th centuries. He was delivering an extra-mural lecture on “Muslims and the Economic Factor” at the Department of Islamic Studies, AMU, Aligarh.
Professor Siddiqui said that Muslim community has emphasized on distribution of wealth rather than creation of wealth. He pointed out that economy is the major factor for the survival of any community. He pleaded that Muslims should come forward to improve their economy by using new methods.