Milli Gazette Online
Famous and popular Urdu poet, Rahi Shahabi
died in Jaipur on 26 April after a protracted illness. Seventy-four years old Rahi Shahabi was born in a village of UP’s Buland Shahar district but was settled in Jaipur. He was secretary and subsequently chairman of Rajasthan Urdu Academy. It is however a pity that none of his poetic works could be published in the form of books. Condolence meetings were held at many places by many literary organisations like United Muslim of India, Urdu Academy of Delhi, Urdu Development Organisation etc where rich tributes were paid to him. Speakers at these meetings said that he was the only poet who kept alive the style and tradition of Josh Mahihabad.
Prominent Urdu authoress, Aamina Abul Hasan
died in Hyderabad on 9 April after a brief illness. She leaves behind her husband, Mustafa Ali Akbar (former Urdu news reader in All India Radio) and two daughters. She authored seven books on which she won awards from different academies and institutions. Some of her important books are Kahani, Plus Minus, Siyah Surkh Safaid and Waapasi. She was 65.
Manzoor Hasan, a former Ranji cricketer of Madhya Pradesh died at Indore on 14 April. He was 61 and laid to rest at Baan Ganga graveyard of the city. Members of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association had joined his funeral procession.
Senior religious leader and scholar Maulana Shah Abdur Rahim died in his home town in Bijnaur district of UP. He was approximately hundred years old and was closely associated with All India Talimi wa Milli Foundation. Paying tributes to him at a condolence meeting in Delhi, the Foundation president Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasimi said that he was a very simple man and founder and sponsor of many religious madrasas.
Prominent Urdu Poet, Naqvi Kazmi Jaunpuri
died of heart attack in his home town on 30 April. He was born in Jaunpur but had settled down in Faizabad for about 20 years. He had gone to his daughter’s place in Jaunpur where he died. He was 68 and leaves behind his widow and four daughters. In addition to ghazals, he also wrote nazms, Na’ats and Salaams.
All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM) issued a press Release on 27 April on the occasion of the death of
Al Haj Ebrahim Sulaiman Sait, President of Indian National League and former president of Indian Union Muslim League of Kerala in which its president, Syed Shahabuddin paid glowing tributes to him. Syed Shahabuddin described him as a pillar of the Muslim community and said that with his death that pillar has fallen and his stirring voice has fallen silent. He also described him as one of the greatest leaders of the Muslim community after Independence and prayed to Allah to accept his services to the community and grant him eternal peace. He offered AIMMM’s condolences to the members of the bereaved family and his admirers and followers all over the country.
Hakim Qazi Mohammad Yasin Alam alias Alam Qamar, renowned social worker and a popular figure of Delhi died suddenly on the morning of 3 May. He was also the chief editor of monthly magazine Raahat wa Sehat. Born at Sikandarabad in Buland Shahar, he was practicing Unanipathy in Delhi for about five decades. He was 97 and leaves behind four daughters and a son who is also a famous journalist and writer.
Dr Tasleem Meeruthi, famous poet of Sardhana died of heart attack on 15 April in Meerut where he had gone to attend the marriage of his niece. Many literary and social organisations including Seva Samarpan held condolence meetings where rich tributes were paid to him.
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