Renowned religious leader of Bihar and head of Darbhanga’s Madrasa Rahmania,
Maulana Shamsul Hoda recently died at the ripe old age of hundred years. Addressing a condolence meeting in Jamiatul Ulama’s office in Jamia Nagar, secretary general of Imam Qasim Islamic Educational Welfare Trust, Mufti Mahfoozur Rahman Usmani said that he served Madrasa Rahmania for a long time and described his death a great loss to the
Haji Abul Hasan, (head) master of Imamia Al Athar School died of heat attack on 1 February in Bara Hindu Rao Hospital. He was 66 and leaves behind his widow and two sons. He was also a teacher in UP government school for 40 years and retired as its head master.
Maulana Abul Mukarram Salfi, religious scholar founder of Jamia Hassan bin Sabit and author of many books, died of cancer on 21 January. He was brought from Saudi Arabia to Delhi for treatment but doctors at Batra hospital described his illness as incurable and discharged him. He was sent to his native place in Sant Kabir Nagar where he died. He was 41 and left behind his parents, wife, two sons and four daughters.
Dr Nazar Burney, famous poet of humour and satire, author and journalist died in Saudi Arabia on 23 January at the age of 63 years. He had gone there along with his wife for Haj but died because of peneumonia. Among his anthologies of humorous poems are ‘Gustakhi M’aaf’, Chamchay, Kafgir etc. He was honoured with several awards by Delhi Urdu Academy, International Lions Club etc. He retired from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi as deputy librarian. He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters. He was laid to rest at
Maulana Rauzuddin Qasmi, founder and head of Madrasa Misbahul Qur’an, Seelampur died of heart attack on 20 January. He was 70 and is survived by two sons and three daughters. He was laid to rest in his native place in Muzaffar Nagar district on 21 January after Friday prayers
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