MUHAMMAD TAYYAB, elder brother of Qasim Zaki, sub-editor of Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu) daily died at the age of 46. He had been ailing for a long time and undergoing treatment in Jauhar Hospital of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. He is survived by wife, two daughters and a son.
BABU NAZAR MUHAMMAD ZAIDI, a well-known advocate and social activist of Muzaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh died after a prolonged illness recently. He was 82 and under going treatment in a hospital in Delhi. He was respected by people of every sect and community. He was patron of many academic and social reforms and welfare organisations and rendered a great service for educational awareness of Muslims in Muzaffar Nagar. Social and political leaders condoled his demise. He was laid to rest in his native village Belra.
RASHEED AHMAD, a noted social activist of Shahdra, Delhi died after a brief illness. For the last 50 years, he had been struggling for protection and restoration of Waqf properties. Religious, social and political leaders attended his funeral prayers.
PROF. RAFIQ HASAN KHAN aka Manju Sahab died of cardiac arrest in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh recently. He was 67. Chief proctor and Head of the Department of Urdu of Government Raza PT College, Khan had devoted his life to the service of Urdu. He was also major in NCC and was associated with many social and public welfare organisations. Teachers and other dignitaries attended his funeral prayers in a large number.
FUZAIL AHMAD, former president of Indian Badminton Association passed away in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh recently. He was 80. He remained president of the Indian Badminton Association for eight years. Earlier he had served the Association as vice-president for 22 years.
MUHAMMAD SHAKIL AKHTAR MUKHIYA (chairman), a noted Muslim leader of Vaishali district of Bihar died in Kolkata recently. He was undergoing treatment at Islamia Hospital for the last two months. He is survived by wife, three sons and four daughters. He was buried in Kolkata.