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Shafi, former head of the department of Physics in Aligarh Muslim University died in New Delhi on 20 April. Born in Basti (UP) 76 years ago he retired from this University in 1989 which he had joined in 1952 as a lecturer. He became a professor in 1977 and completed his Ph.D under the supervision of guidance of Nobel Laureate Prof CF Paul. He was also a visiting scientist at European Centre for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland). He is survived by his widow, two sons and one daughter.
Mohammad Ghaus, a prominent and senior trade union leader of Hyderabad died in the city’s Premier Hospital on 29 March. He has been serving the cause of factory and office workers for the past fifty years or so and was associated with hundreds of unions of workers belonging to departments of health and family welfare, water works, forests etc.
Nashaatul Imam, prominent Urdu short story writer died on 10 April in his home town in Vaishali district of Bihar. Born in 1928, he started his literary life in 1944. Some of his poetic collections are Sangreyzay, Lail-o-Nahaar, Oas aur Aag etc.
According to information available from Jamia Millia sources, Prof Anwar Siddiqi, an Urdu and English scholar who, under the guidance of late Dr Zakir Husain and Prof Abid Husain, rendered valuable services to Jamia Millia Islamia, died in Allahabad on 21 April. He was head of the department of English and also Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages in Jamia Millia and retired in 1997. He had also undertaken critical and research work on the poetry of Faani Badayuni. He was 65 and is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters. He was laid to rest at Allahabad on the same day.«
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