Socialist leader KHWAJA IMADUDDIN
died after a brief illness in Lucknow on 18 May. He was 70. Khwaja was influenced by the ideologies of Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya. He was also a front-runner freedom fighter. Patron of Progressive Cultural Society, Khwaja Imaduddin tried to create political awareness among Muslims. A large number of people participated in his funeral which took place at Aishbagh graveyard.
Noted ghazal poet and religious scholar SLIM GANORI of Badaun, Uttar Pradesh died of cardiac arrest on 17 May. He was 72 and is survived by a son and three daughters. He was elected member of Municipal Corporation several times. His religious services are spread over haf a century. Collections of his ghazals and na’ts have already been published.
Condolence meeting was held at Madrasa Arabia Imdadia, Moradabad, UP following the death of noted brass industrialist of Moradabad,
HAJI MUHAMMAD SHAHID. Shaikhul Hadith, Maulana Moinuddin visited the bereaved family and sympathised with it. Meanwhile, general secretary of Moradabad Muslim Tajir Association, Sofi Azim Arshi also expressed profound grief over Haji Shahid’s demise and said his death has caused a big loss to the brass industry.
Noted poet and short story writer GULSHAN CHANDPURI died after a prolonged illness in Delhi on 4 May. He was 65. A true lover of Urdu language and literature Chandpuri organsied literary meetings for years. Maulana Azad Welfare and Literary Society condoled his demise.
Maulana Abdul Wahab Khilji, assistant general secretary of All India Milli Council has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of
MAULANA ABDUL WASE ALIG, naib nazim of Western UP chapter of Jamiat Ahle Hadith and imam and kahteeb of Moti Masjid, Aligarh. Maulana Wase died in a road accident. Khilji termed Maulana Wase’s death as a big loss and said he was a young and active member of Ahle Hadith. Khilji sypathised with the bereaved family.
Condolence meetings were held in Delhi and Saharanpur at the demise of QARI MUHAMMAD ZARIF
AHMAD, 95, imam of Saharanpur Jama Masjid who passed away recently. Saharanpur city president of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Maulana Qadir paid tributes to Qari
MUHAMMAD SAEED MERCHANT, a noted businessman of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand died in Tata Hospital recently. He was 63 and bed-ridden for last several days. Saeed was a kind, social and religious person. He was also member of the executive body of religious seminary Jamia Faizul Uloom. A condolence meeting was held at the
MAULANA SYED HAMID ASHRAF, a noted Barelvi scholar of Maharashtra died after a prolonged illness in Mumbai recently. He is survived by three sons and three daughters. Belonging to Kachhochha Sharif in Uttar Pradeh, Maulana Ashraf came to Mumbai in 1967 and served the community for 38 years. He founded Darul Uloom Muhammadia in 1968 and was imam of Mumbai’s Zakaria Masjid. He was buried in his native town in Kachhochha
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