Milli Gazette Online
PROF. HAKIM SYED
KHALEEFATULLAH, a unani medical consultant from Chennai, and the founder president of Niamath Science and SK’s Herbal Medical Hospital and Research Centre, in the city has been nominated as chairman of the reconstituted Scientific Advisory Committee of Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine. The other two Muslim members of the committee are HAKEEM SAIFUDDIN AHMED and HAKEEM S. MASHKOOR
Prof Mohammad Shahid, a professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University has been appointed president of the Centre for Indian Languages in Jawaharlal Nehru University for a period of 2 years. Born in Gorakhpur, he obtained M.Phil and Ph.D degrees from this University. Of his five books on drama and mass communication, four have won awards.
Dr Mohsin Wali, prominent heart specialist and senior physician of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has been elected Fellow of American College of Cardiology for Life in Orlando (Florida), USA at its 54th conference. He has also been honoured with many other awards for his distinguished services in his field of
CK Jafar Sharif, formerly Union minister for railways, has been appointed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a member of review committee, along with four other members to supervise and assess the performance of Congress government of Andhra Pradesh as to what extent the promises made to the people in the election manifesto have been fulfilled. After reviewing its performance, the committee will submit its report to the Congress president.
Jamia Millia Islamia’s department of Islamic Studies has conferred PhD degree on
Munawwar Hasan Kamal (a member of Rashtriya Sahara’s editorial Board) on his thesis Tahreek-e Khilafat: Hindustan ki Muslim Sahafat ke Aainey mein. He completed his thesis under the guidance of Prof Shees Mohammad Ismael
Prime Minister recently constituted a high level committee for preparing report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community of the country.
Dr S Zafar Mahmood, an officer of IRS 1977 batch, has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty to look after and help the committee on behalf of the government. He may also attend to other important policy matters relating to the community. Dr Zafar has earlier worked in senior government positions in nine important cities spread over six states. Besides, he was First Secretary in the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Administrator of the combined Wakf Board of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh. Dr Zafar has participated in important international projects and consultations in America and South Asia and is associated with charity and interfaith bridge-building efforts.
Salman Siddiqi, a 12-year old student of Vidya Nidhi High School who appeared for Inter-School Ramayan Parichay (introduction) competitive examination sponsored by Ramayan Parichay Yojna secured first position. In this competition more than 37000 students from 223 schools had appeared. Salman, who has a deep knowledge of Ramayan, solved all the questions. Deep knowledge about a Hindu religious book by a Muslim and that too by a young lad not even in early teens is viewed as a great example of a secular Indian.
Munawwar Sultana, film actress of yesteryears who was a well-known name in the world of cinema during late 1940s and mid-1950s is today a heart broken lady. Her film career was rather short: of about a decade during which she worked in about two dozen films. Around mid-1950s when she was at the peak of her film career she got married to film director Asraf Ali after which her connection with film world was cut off. Jallaad was her last film. By the time her husband died in 1966 she was the mother of four sons and three daughters and decided to bid good bye to film world. Now at 78 she is totally oblivious of every thing including herself. A patient of Alzheimer’s disease for about 7-8 years, she remains confined to a wheelchair and has almost completely lost her mental faculties. Her sons however, take good care of her.
Moulana Mohammad NaseerUdddin is seriously ill, according to reports from his native Hyderabad. Moulana Naseeruddin, the president of Tahreek-e Tahaffuze Sha’ir-e Islam is detained under POTA in Ahmadabad’s Sabaramati Jail. He is seriously ill and suffering from several diseases including joint pains, body and face swelling and he is not able to move freely. Reportedly his nerves have become weak due to the reaction of medicines given to him in the jail. He is not taking cooked food; he depends upon some vegetables and fruits. He is not able to talk to his lawyers due to weakness. A bail petition was moved in the POTA court, but the court has adjourned the matter on 28 March at the request of the public prosecutor. Jail authorities submitted a medical report in which they admitted that Moulana is suffering from several diseases. Hyderabad-based Civil Liberties demanded the state government to take measures to protect the life of Moulana Naseeruddin who was arrested under a conspiracy of the Hyderabad and Gujarat police.
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