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Dr. JAMILA MAAJID SIDDIQ, Founder Chairperson of AMU’s Ismat Literacy and Handicrafts Centre of Ladies Club died in Aligarh recently. In a condolence meeting held at AMU, Vice Chancellor Zamiruddin Shah said that she and her family members had close relationship with this University seeing that her father Prof Abdul Aleem was former VC of AMU, her husband Prof. Maajid Siddiqi was Founder Dean of Life Science Faculty and her daughter Dr. AfshaaN Hashmi donated a valuable necklace to the University towards her contribution to University’s fund. He said that she was totally devoted to humanity who also opened a school for daughters of weaker sectios of society and in Literacy and Handicrafts Centre professional and technical education is imparted to enable them build their future.
MAULANA KHALIL ATHAR ASHRAFI of Rampur, former Chairman of UP Arabic Persian Board and a social worker died of Cancer in a Bareily hospital on 8 February. He was confined to bed for about a year.
MAULANA ABDUS SATTAR of Mewat (Haryana), a teacher in Madrasa Kashiful Uloom at Nizamuddin Markaz, New Delhi died on 11 February at the age of 90 years. He was a great and respected personality of Mewat who spent greater part of his life in Da’wat andTabligh. He leaves behind his wife, three sons one daughter.
QARI IFTEKHAR QASAAR of Chaandpur a religious scholar died on 5 February at the age of 60 years in a Dehradun hospital where he was under treatment.
ABDUL HASAN HAMMAAD ANJUM, noted lawyer and advocate, poet and historian of Sant Kabeer Nagar died and was laid to rest in his ancestral village on 10 February amidst thousands of mourners. He was a man of multi-sided personality as a prominent religious scholar, lawyer, historian, man of letters and intellectual. He had been writing a book on the character (seerat) of Prophet (PBUH) in versified form but could not complete it because of his death. He leaves behind two sons and two daughters.
MAULANA MUHAMMAD QASMI, religious scholar and a teacher at Jamia Rahmani, Moonger died here on 3 February at the age of 76 years. He was laid to rest in his ancestral home at Bhagalpur. After retirement from Madrasa Board he joined Jamia Rahmani and taught there for about 14 years. He leaves behind four sons and six daughters.              

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2015 on page no. 12

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