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Dr Salamatullah died on 23 January after prolonged illness. He was 90 and is survived by wife, three sons and four daughters. He was buried in the Jamia graveyard. Educationists in India and abroad have expressed profound grief over his demise. Dr Salamatullah was a brilliant star of the Department of Education. He has written about three dozen books on education both in Urdu and English. His books include Taleem aur Uska Samaji Pas-e-manzar (Education and its social background), Taleem, Falsafa aur Samaj (Education, Philosophy and Society), Hum Kaise Padhain (How shall we teach)(Urdu), Education of Muslims in Secular India, Can Education Do it and Thought or Basic Education (English). He remained associated with Jamia from the very beginning and rendered his services for about 50 years. He materialized the dreams of Dr Zakir Hussain and other founders of Jamia Millia Islamia. His services in the field of education, teachers training and basic education serve as mode. His educational and cultural feats during the tenure of his principalship of the Jamia School, are the brilliant chapter of the school’s history. He also remained dean of the Faculty of Education and infused new spirit in it. A condolence meeting was held at Jamia Millia Islamia in which speakers expressed heart-felt sorrow over his demise.
Ahmad bin Muhammad Abees of Chandnarayan Gutta, Hyderabad died of cardiac arrest at CPR Hospital on 30 January. He was 100 and was buried in his ancestral graveyard at Bandalagoda. He had been bed-ridden for the last one year after a paralytic stroke and heart attack. He was the emir of the mohalla besides being chairman of the management committee of masjid Al-Aboodi.
He was respected both by Hindus and Muslims and was consulted in matters of religious, social and household disputes. The area observed a shutdown over the news of his demise.
The guardian of old traditions of Delhi, Nosha Mirza, resident of Farashkhana, Delhi died at the age of 75. He was the father of well known social worker Naeem Mirza and had been sick for long. He was a sociable, sincere and friendly person. He is survived by wife, four sons and five daughters. He was buried in the courtyard of Khwaja Baqui Billah.
Firasat Hussain Siddiqui, son-in-law of Maulana Habibur Rahman Ludhianawi died on 30 January at his residence Katra Biharilal, Delhi. He was 70 and is survived by his son Anwar Saeed Siddiqui.
Haji Hasan Ali Kahn Ashrafi of Sakanaki, Mumbai died of heart attack on 17 January at Mumbai’s Lilawati Hospital. He was Committee chairman of a few mosques and chairman of Samajwadi Party’s minorities cell. He is survived by wife, three sons and five daughters. A condolence meeting was held at Jamia Ashraful Madaris, Kanpur.
Kazmi Bano Zia, mother of Abid Karhani, assistant editor of monthly Yojna (Urdu)), died on 26 January. She was 80. She was the widow of late poet Shamim Karhani and had been indisposed for long. She is survived by three sons. She was an Urdu poetess and a sociable lady. Her works were published in important periodicals.
Social worker Muhammad Sarwar Shah of Varmul Kashmir died on 28 January. Thousands of people attended his funeral and later he was buried in his ancestral graveyard at