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Dr ABDUR RAHMAN, a noted scientist and former Chief of Planning in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) died in Delhi on 5 November at the age of 86 years. Earlier he was Founder Director of National Institute of Scientific Training & Development Studies. He was also chairman of Indian Commission of Science Policy. He is survived by wife and two sons. 

ZIAUR RAHMAN NAYYAR, a noted social and literary personality of Delhi and the editor Urdu monthly magazine Bisween Sadi died in Delhi's AIIMS on 8 November at the age of 75 years. He started his literary career with monthly magazine Shama and thereafter other magazines Rooby and Pakiza and finally Bisween Sadi. He is survived by his wife, sons and daughters. He was laid to rest at Basti Nizamuddin graveyard.

JAMAL AAZAR, a noted poet who conducted mushairas in a very attractive style died of kidney failure at Gorakhpur on 11 November at the age of 52 years. He was a native of Bahraich but had shifted to Gorakhpur. He is survived by his wife and two children.

IMTEYAZ MUHAMMAD KHAN, a Congress leader of Buland Shahar, MLA and two times minister of UP during the chief ministership of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna and Narain Dutt Twari died in Delhi's Apollo Hospital on 3 November after brain haemorrhage and died while in comma. He was 58 and is survived by two sons, five sisters and three brothers.

AKHTAR ADIL ROOP, noted Urdu fiction writer and man of letters of Bareily died of heart attack at the age of 74 years. Among his famous novels are Aakhiri Raat, Andhere, Phool etc. He leaves behind his widow and two sons.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2009 on page no. 16

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