Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan

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Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan




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Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan



By Afzal Usmani


It is common understanding that alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (previously Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College of Aligarh) take pride in their association with their Alma mater and its rich traditions, but there are few whose love for their Alma Mater known no bounds. The most prominent among such persons in our time and a true representative of his beloved Alma Mater is the first recipient of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International award of Aligarh Muslim University in 2008, Honorary General Secretary Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association Karachi, one of the Founder and former Vice-Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi Pakistan and noted prolific writer whose works include the hugely popular “Rawayaat-e-Aligarh”, Er. Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan, popularly known as Aligarh Khan. He represents the best qualities of social engineering through the promotion of professional education for the betterment of socirty at large. He is also instrumental in creating a new sense of pride and confidence in being a part of a secular modern Islamic heritage through his writings.


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Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan was born on 8th July, 1926 in the family of Mohammad Baquir Ali Khan in erstwhile princely state of Rampur. He completed his primary education from State High School in Rampur. His sense of humor was very strong even from the school days. One day a teacher walked in the classroom and asked the class if they knew common abuses. Nobody raised his hand. But one bold boy rose to his feet, and rattled off a stream of unadulterated invectives commonly used in Rampur. The teacher then asked him to tell him the characteristics of oxygen. The boy was in luck, for he knew the answer to the question. Otherwise, he would have been hauled over the coals by the teacher. The young boy was none other than young Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan. After completing his Intermediate from Rampur he joined Aligarh Muslim University in B.Sc. on 17th July 1940. After completing B.Sc. in 1945, took admission in B.Sc. Engineering (Civil) completed his engineering in 1948 and chose to adopt Pakistan as his new home. Mr. Khan joined Karachi Water and Sewage Board and has served Chief Engineer and later as Managing Director of KWSB (Karachi Water & Sewerage Board). He also served as Managing Director of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. Mr. Zakir Ali Khan was a sportsperson from his student life in Aligarh Muslim University and had represented his Alma Mater as a member of the Hockey Team. His passion for sports did not died in his professional life and he was actively engaged in the promotion of sports and games and represented Pakistan in half a dozen international sports events and also went as team manager to numerous countries. He worked hard to promote hockey and served as Secretary of Karachi Division Lawn Tennis Association. He was involved in the strategic planning and construction of K. M. C. Football Stadium and Sports Complex in Karachi.




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Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi (Pakistan)



Even after moving far away, his love and passion for his Alma Mater never faded away and in fact increased even more as he worked relentlessly in promoting the Aligarh Movement. He played a significant role in the establishment of AMU Old Boys’ Association of Pakistan and since the last five decades has been working as its Honorary Secretary. Mr. Zakir Ali Khan has made a pioneering contribution as the co-founder of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. Mr. Khan has served Karachi University as member of Syndicate and Academic Council. He has the honor of holding the position of Honorary Vice Chancellorship of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology and had the privilege to be the President of Pakistan Association of Scientists and Scientific Professions

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Zakir Ali Khan is an extremely ardent and passionate writer who has written remarkable books like Miya(n) ki Atariya Taley, Hadith-e-Haram, Rakhte-Safar, Marhaba Alhaaj, Qalam Rau, Deewan-e-Aam, Rawayat-e-Aligarh, Baraa-e-Naam, Mai-Baap and Yaado(n) Ka Dastarkhawan. His travelogues Marhaba Al-Haj and Mian Ki Atana Taley provide a new sense of excitement of the places he has so vividly described. He has proved his creative dexterity as a poet in his collection of poems, Rakht-e-Safar. His book Riwayat-e-Aligarh is a shining example of the natural ease with which his narrative style blends with passion in describing the life and heritage of Aligarh Muslim University. The very fact that nine editions of Riwayat-e-Aligarh have so far been published bears testimony to the rousing welcome he has received for his imaginative literary adventures. His creative works brilliantly manifest the magnificent images of the glorious traditions for which the University is famous and stands elegantly apart from the rest of the universities of the world. Mr. Zakir Ali Khan’s narrative scales literary heights and stands on a high pedestal when it comes to the language, style and distinctive sense of humour. His books are deeply personal essays that weave together the history, traditions, biographies and the cultural and literary life of Aligarh into a fascinating kaleidoscope. In his creative expressions the alma mater appears not in bricks and mortar but in the form of an enchanting beloved. His relentless engagements in setting up academic institutions for spreading the light of education among the deprived social class are exemplary and are consistent with the vision and mission of the great founder of Aligarh Muslim University, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Aligarh Muslim University is proud of him for his exemplary love and passion for promoting the gospel of its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.


Zakir Ali Khan receiving first Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award for Literature from AMU Chancellor, Justice A.M. Ahmadi

Zakir Ali Khan receiving first Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award for Literature from AMU Chancellor, Justice A.M. Ahmadi

Zakir Ali Khan with Award Citation

Zakir Ali Khan with Award Citation


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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award citation


Zakir Ali Khan Receiving a book on Raza Library from UP Governer Hon. T.V. Rajeshwar,

Zakir Ali Khan Receiving a book on Raza Library from UP Governer Hon. T.V. Rajeshwar



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Zakir Ali Khan receiving applaudes on Sir Syed Day 2008 at AMU Aligarh

Zakir Ali Khan Speaking on Sir Syed Day 2008 at AMU

Zakir Ali Khan Speaking on Sir Syed Day 2008 at AMU Aligarh


In September, 2008, the Aligarh Muslim University instituted a prestigious international award named after its founder "Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award". The award carries a cash prize of rupees five hundred thousand and for the year 2008, the award was in the area of literature. In October, 2008, the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Professor P K Abdul Azis announced that the Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award 2008 for literature would be conferred upon Mr. Mohammad. Zakir Ali Khan, an eminent literary figure and educationist of Pakistan. This prestigious award was given to him for his outstanding literary works and for promoting the vision and mission of Sir Syed through his engagements in the field of education. The eight member jury comprising eminent personalities after thorough evaluation and careful deliberations held in New Delhi unanimously recommended the name of Mr. Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan for the illustrious international award instituted for the first time by any University in the country. He is the Editor of Urdu monthly 'Tehzeeb', the mouthpiece of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association Karachi Pakistan. His sense of the distinct humour of Aligarh is widely acknowledged. The members of jury comprise of Mr. Syed Hamid, Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, eminent literary personality Professor Namvar Singh, Senior Diplomat Ishrat Aziz, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor Mr. Naved Masood, Member Commission on Center State Relations, Government of India. Professor N R Madhvan Menon, President Ibne Seena Academy Professor Zillur Rahman, Registrar, Aligarh Muslim University, Professor V K Abdul Jaleel. The meeting of the jury was chaired by Professor P K Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University. In the commemorative celebration of Sir Syed Day on 17th October 2008, the Chancellor of AMU, Justice A. M. Ahmadi presented the award to Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan carrying a cash prize of Rs. 5,00,000 and a Citation. Zakir Ali Khan, who was overwhelmed and struggled for words, expressed his gratitude for the award and donated the whole prize money to the welfare of AMU students. He asked the students to imbibe the spirit of Aligarh which stipulates to rise to the occasion despite all odds when the need arises.



In August 2009, The executive committee of the Aligarh Alumni association, New York Tri-state announced that it had selected Engineer Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan, of Karachi, Pakistan to be recipient of the Sir Syed Day Lifetime Achievement Award-2009 for his outstanding services to the continuation of the spirit of the Aligarh Movement and to the cause of higher education in Pakistan. This award will be presented to him at the annual Sir Syed Day Dinner & Mushaira to be held on October 17, 2009 at Akbar Restaurant in Long Island, at which he will also deliver the keynote address. This award carries a citation plaque and a cash purse of Rupees One Lakh. On October 9, 2009, Zakir Ali Khan delivered the keynote address on the eve 25th year celebration of the foundation of Aligarh Association of Atlanta (GA)


Zakir Ali Khan has 3 sons and one daughter. He lives in Karachi with his wife and 2 sons. One of his son lives in Middle East and his only daughter lives in Canada.


Zakir Ali Khan died on Wednesday, 8th February, 2012 in Karachi Pakistan.



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Zakir Ali Khan Inaugurating Book exhibition in Maulana Azad Library on Sir Syed Day 2008 at AMU Aligarh

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Zakir Ali Khan at the Book/picture exhibition in Maulana Azad Library on Sir Syed Day 2008 at AMU Aligarh



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During the reception at ZHCOET AMU Aligarh in October 2008

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Zakir Ali Khan at the Old Boys Association of Karachi office listening to the visiting guest Mr. Hasan Kamal (Atlanta - USA)

Zakir Ali Khan with members of Aligarh Association of Atlanta (GA) USA

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Er. Mohammd Zakir Ali Khan receiving Sir Syed Lifetime Achievement Award at New York on 17th October, 2009

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Er. Mohammd Zakir Ali Khan with members of Aligarh Alumni Association of New York Tri-State

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Er. Mohammd Zakir Ali Khan Inaugurating the website www.aligarhmovement.com

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(Sitting)L-R: Prof. Waseem Bareilvi, Er. Zakir Ali Khan, Mr. Meraj Faizabadi

(Standing)L-R: Mr. Riaz Alvi, Mr. Muzaffar Habib, Mr. Manzar Bhopali, Dr. Shaheer Khan and Mr. Ahsan Fazli

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Er. Mohammd Zakir Ali Khan writing his comments and good wishesfor the website

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Inaugural Message from Er. Zakir Ali Khan



Sad Demise of Er. Zakir Ali Khan, A true Aligarian

I have had the pleasure of meeting Er. Zakir Ali Khan when we were both invited to attend the 1st World Summit at AMU and the Sir Syed ceremonies on Oct. 17, 2008. He was the recipient of the 1st Sir Syed Intl Award. So there was lot of excitement at AMU. Later that evening, we were to attend the dinner at Strachey, Sir Syed Hall. I have had the honor to share his thoughts and experiences. Some of the pictures and thoughts have been posted at "Sir Syed Today, Facebook Page'. I found him a true follower of Sir Syed in body, actions, and spirit. It is truly a loss for all Aligarians. But his memories and legacy will live in AMU and Aligarians. We all pray for him and his family.
Dr. Masarrat Ali
President, Aligarh Alumni Association of San Antonio, Texas
& Sir Syed Today

An era of merit and distinction

An era of merit and distinction

February 18, 2012
JALEEL BIN HAMID ZUBAIRI

With the passing away of Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan on February 8, an era of merit and distinction has come to an end.

He was a true disciple of Sir Syed and torch bearer of the Aligarh spirit till his last breath.

Born on July 8, 1926 in the princely State of Rampur he completed his schooling from State High School Rampur and went to Aligarh Muslim University in 1940 for pursuing higher education.After passing his Bachelors of Science in 1945 he took second bachelor's course in Civil Engineering which he completed in 1948, and after that migrated to Karachi.

In Pakistan, he remained associated with the Karachi Municipal Corporation in senior positions and also served as its Chief Officer.

His services were transferred to Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) after its creation where he served as Chief Engineer and was later on elevated as Managing Director of KWSB which post he held till his retirement.

In fact he actually never retired from work as he kept himself fully busy in actively managing the affairs of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association and its associated institutions.He was a keen sportsman since his student life.

His main interest was Hockey and Tennis which he played at Aligarh University and on migration to Pakistan, his sporting passion was instrumental in creating facilities and promoting sporting activities in Karachi.

The sports lovers of this city will always remember him for his untiring efforts in establishing KMC Football Stadium and KMC Sports Complex.He remained associated with the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association of Karachi (Pakistan) since its inception.

For the last over 5 decades he was holding the position of Honorary Secretary.

During this period he worked relentlessly for the promotion of technical education and setting up of institutions associated with the name of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Aligarh for the youth of Karachi.

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Institute of Technology and Fahimunnisa Institute for Girls are a few examples which were established with his active involvement and these institutions are constantly progressing with the Aligarh spirit behind these learning institutions.Another distinguishing feature of Zakir Sahib was that he was a writer of his own style.

His sense of humour was representative of Aligarians and the language he used was typical of Rohail Khund due to his association with Rampur.

He has left 10 books to his credit all very interesting to read.

Titles of these books are (1) Mian ki Atariya Talay, (2) Hadees-e-Haram, (3) Rakht-e-Safar, (4) Marhaba Alhaaj, (5) Qalam Rau, (6) Deewan-e-Aam, (7) Riwayat-e-Aligarh, (8) Baraa-e-Naam, (9) Mai Baap, (10) Yaadon Ka Dastarkhawan.He was also the Chief Editor of Monthly 'Tehzeeb' which is mouth piece of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association.

He not only initiated this magazine but very ably ensured its publication for the last almost 29 years maintaining a level of interest for the readers.In 2008 Aligarh Muslim University in India instituted an international award for literature.

Zakir Sahib has the distinction of bagging the first award which carried a cash prize of Rs 500,000/- presented to him by the Chancellor of the University.

True to his personality and overwhelmed by the honour bestowed on him, he lost no time and instantly donated the entire prize money for the welfare and betterment of Aligarh Muslim University students.In 2009 the Aligarh Alumni Association, New York conferred on him the coveted Sir Syed Day Lifetime Achievement Award for his meritorious services for spreading the Aligarh spirit and promotion of higher education in Pakistan.The personality of Zakir Sahib can be summed up in the following couplets:Zakir Ali Khan, besides his family, has also left behind a large number of Aligarh Alumni to mourn his death.

May God rest his soul in eternal peace (Ameen).

http://www.brecorder.com/weekend-magazine/0/1156673/

Zakir Khan: the man who took Sir Syed’s mission to a new level

http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=93124&Cat=4

Zakir Khan: the man who took Sir Syed’s mission to a new level

Glowing tributes were paid to the late Zakir Ali Khan, an eminent writer and member of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boy’s Association (AMUOBA), for his commitment to the mission and vision of great reformer Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

The tributes were paid at a condolence reference organised by the AMUOBA on the campus of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET).

Khan had been an honorary vice-chancellor of the SSUET and a managing director of the Karachi Water Sewage Board (KWSB). The speakers recalled the multi-faceted life and achievements of Zakir Ali Khan, who passed away recently at the age of 86 after a protracted illness. Khan had served the AMUOBA as its general secretary for some five decades.

In his speech, Chancellor SSUET ZA Nizami spoke about the contributions made by Khan towards promoting the cause of education and literature as outlined by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

He described the late Aligarhian as a man with unusual qualities, and termed him one of Pakistan’s most revered and outstanding writers, having produced at least 10 most popular books in Urdu.

“His sad demise has created a void in both educational and literary circles which cannot be filled in the near future. He had wished for a chair to be designated at the university after his name in acknowledgment of his services in augmenting the cause of education in general, and promoting Urdu in particular,” Nizami explained.

“The dream of establishing Sir Syed University in line with the vision of the great educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan became a reality through his efforts and contributions.

He also helped in acquiring a hockey ground located opposite to the SSUET for the students,” he added. “He was a non-controversial person who was loved and respected by all”, he said.

Educationist Zakir Ali Khan passes away

http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/09/educationist-zakir-ali-khan-passes-away.html

Educationist Zakir Ali Khan passes away;

KARACHI, Feb 8: Zakir Ali Khan, a protagonist of the vision and mission of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, passed away on Wednesday after a protracted illness. He was 86.

Besides his wife, he has left three sons — Nadir Ali Khan, a former international tennis player, Baber Ali Khan and Akber Ali Khan, also renowned tennis players — and a daughter.

His funeral prayers were offered on the premises of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association office, near Arts
Council. He was laid to rest in the Defence Phase-VII graveyard. The funeral was largely attended by senior government officials and noted literary and sports personalities, besides his relatives and friends.

Soyem for both ladies and gents would be held after Friday prayers at 64-B, Khayaban-i-Ittehad.

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will remain closed on Thursday to mourn his death, according to a press release.

Born in July 1926 in Rampur (India), Zakir Ali Khan did his matriculation in his hometown, BSc in Aligarh (1945) and BSc (Engineering) in the same city (1948).

In his professional career, the late Mr Khan served as the managing director of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), chief engineer of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, honorary vice chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, founder member of the SSUET board of governors, founder member of the Aligarh Institute of Technology governing body, president of the Pakistan Association of Scientists and Scientific Professionals, member of the Karachi University syndicate and member of the KU academic council selection board.

He was elected general secretary of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association in 1960 and held this position till his death.

Mr Khan played a key role in setting up the KMC Sports Complex and its centre tennis court, where renowned international tennis player Ilie Nastase of Romania played an international exhibition match with former international champion Saeed Meer in 1980. The tennis court was also visited by Arthur Ashe of the United States.

Zakir Ali Khan was the recipient of the Aligarh Alumni Association, New York, alumni award-2000. He was awarded the First Sir Syed Ahmed Khan International Award for Literature by the Aligarh Muslim University, India, in 2008.

He also played a significant role in establishing the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association of which he had been the honorary secretary for the last five decades.

He helped promote hockey, tennis and other sports and visited various countries as team manager and served as secretary of the Lawn Tennis Association, Karachi division.

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http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/11/zakir-ali-some-facts.html

This is with reference to Zakir Ali Khan’s obituary (Feb 9). Some points remained uncovered. Zakir Sahib has left 10 books to his credit, all very interesting to read: (1) Mian ki Atariya Talay, (2) Hadees-e-Haram, (3) Rakht-e-Safar, (4) Marhaba Alhaaj, (5) Qalam Rau, (6) Deewan-e-Aam, (7) Riwayat-e-Aligarh, (8) Baray-e-Naam, (9) Mai Baap and (10) Yaadon Ka Dastarkhwan.

He was also the chief editor of the monthly Tehzeeb which is the official magazine published by the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association Karachi.

JALEEL BIN HAMID ZUBAIRI
Karachi

Oh.. Zakir Sahab

It is indeed very sad news. Dr. Zakir Ali Khan was our chief guest at 25th anniversary celebration of Aligarh Alumni Association of Atlanta. He was the most distinguished Aligarian who made tremendous contribution in promoting Aligarh Educational Movement, especially in Pakistan. The Sir Syed University of Science & Technology in Karachi is a testimony of his dedication. He was an iconic figure among old boys. We all were inspired by his work. He represented a true class of Aligarh tradition and virtues. He will be sorely missed and will be difficult to replace. May Almighty forgive him and raise his abode in jannah.

Rasheed Ahmad,
B.Sc. (Engg)'85
Atlanta
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The members of the newly formed Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Inc are greatly saddened to hear of the demise of Engineer Zakir Ali Khan Sahab and have offered our deepest and most sincere condolences to Professor Nizami Sahab of the SSUET, Karachi and through him to all members of his family and the vast circle of his friends and associates. The condolence message also appears on our website. May his soul rest in eternal peace in the Jinnat-ul-Firdous and may God grant the fortitude and strength to his family and friends to bear this huge loss.

Zakir Sahab was an unique person, deeply and passionately in love with
his alma mater, who working with friends helped create a great
educational institution like the SSUET, which delivers the gift of
modern higher education in Science and Technology to the young
Pakistani boys and girls. His caliber as a writer and his
contributions to the spread of education earned him many well deserved
honors and awards including one from the Aligarh Alumni Association,
New York Tri-State of which I was a founding member. He regularly
contributed very interesting, original unpublished articles for our
'Sir Syed Day Aligarh Magazine'. Whenever I visited Karachi, I always
paid a visit to him and he was genuinely happy to meet another
Aligarian and greeted me with warmth and affection

Maqdoor hau tau khak say poonchoon kay aye laeem
Tu nay woh gunj hai granmaya kiya kiyaee

Masood Haider (M.Sc. 1959)
Ph.D Univ.of California Medical Center, SF
Member, Board of Trustees
AMU Alumni Association of New Jersey and Pennsylvania,
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Dear Aligs,
Assalamoalaikum,
A pal of gloom descended over the aligarh fraternity as Mr Shaheer khan broke the sad news of the demise of Zakir Ali Khan Sahab. I had the privilege to have spent some special time with him during the First World Summit of Alumni 2008 and to have shared dias with him at the function of Sir Syed Day Dinner organized by SS Hall wherein his presence as the chief guest had enhanced the volume of enthusiasm, joy and animation on the faces of the students, old boys and guest attending the function.
I recall, Zakir Ali Khan Sahab held the audience spellbound with a frequent outburst of resounding laughter while addressing the gathering as a Chief Guest by detailing the activities of the students of his times. Although he stressed the need to preserve the values and traditions of Aligarh and also to promote the sports in the campus but at the same time on a bit serious note he highlighted the need and urged the students in the present context to serve the community in the manner as was done by Sir Syed.
His demise is not a personal loss to his family, but to the entire muslim community. His big contributions in the field of engineering and technology and in the field of literature shall always be remembered. He had been founder of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi,Pakistan and the first to have won the prestigious Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s International award for literature 2008.
I pray to God for the maghferat of marhoom and sabr-e-jameel to his family members and friends.
Wassalam,
Naushad ansari,
M.Sc.,1980, S.S. Hall,
Dehradun.

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Dear Shaheer: ASAK

Zakir sahib is gone. May God bless his sole. He was one of a kind
person. His departure has created a vacuum that will not be filled. A
caring affectionate elder who was Aligarian in all aspects. I met him
Karachi on December 26. In spite of his poor heath he awaited for me
sitting on a chair for one hour as I lost my way. Received me with a
welcome smile. We had a very pleasant meeting. He gave me his new book
with a note "ek khaas Alig key liye jinhe Girls College main parhaney
ka sharaf haasil hai". He kept his sense of humor alive in spite of his prolonged sickness. He will be missed.

A. Abdullah
M.Sc. 1961
Washington DC

Zakir Ali Khan Sahab (Update)

Dear All, ASAK

I have received the update from the family that Namaz-e-Janazah will take place today after Asar at AMU Old Boys Association's office lawn at M.R. Kayani Road, Karachi.

Please note the change in place.

Wassalam,

Shaheer Khan

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Dear Aligs,

I am terribly sorry to hear the news of Zakir Ali Khan sb death. I
met first time at world Aligs meet in 2008 at Aligarh and had the
privilege of attending large number of functions organized in his
honor in 2008 at Aligarh.

Although, I never got other chance to see him but I heard a lot about
his warm , nice nature and enormous work done for welfare of
community.

It is a loss for the community as well as his family.

I cannot say in words what he has done for entire community who came to know him. I think we lost him but we did not lose him as a model in our life.

May Allah put his soul in Jannatul Firdous(ameen).

Best Regards,
Mohammad Imran Ali Khan
Petrochemical Engg 2002

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ASAK

May Allah unki Maghfirat kare. He was a great personality and true Alig. University he started in Karachi speaks volume of him.

Regards,

Nihal Khan
Danville, CA
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Dear Shaheer,

Thanks for the information.

AMUOBA Riyadh is deeply saddened by the deise of such a noted personality.
He will be remembered forever for his noble deeds of carrying the TEHREEK of Sir Syed and fulfilling his dream come true on his part.

Inna Lillahe wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon.

Zakir Ali Khan was the most deserving candidate to receive the first prestigious Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award for Literature on October 17, 2008, instituted by Aligarh Muslim University and he received his award from AMU Chancellor, Justice A.M. Ahmadi at the Sir Syed Day celeberations at Aligarh.

May Allah rest his soul in peace and give him a place in Jannatul Firdaus.

We place our heartfelt condolences and may Allah provide courage and solace to all his family members.

Let us all pray for the Maghfirat to the departed soul.

Mr. Shamsuddin Shams-President; Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Badshah-Vice President; Mr. Salman Khalid-General Secretary: AMUOBA, Riyadh.

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Badshah
Vice President
AMUOBA, Riyadh
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Asak Aligs

In deed it is very sad news for entire Muslim community, particularly for Aligs. Zakir Sb has been the first recipient of Sir Syed International Award. Entire award money he donated to AMU. He along with other dedicated Aligs has done enormous work for welfare of community. I had the privilege of attending large number of functions organised in his honour in 2008.

Allah SWT marhoom ke darajaat buland farmaaey - Aameen.

Regards,

Prof. Javaid Akhter
Former Dean
F/O Management, AMU Aligarh
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ASAK

It is a very sad news indeed. Zakir sahab was a true Alig. Establishment of Sir Syed University of Science & Technology speaks volumes about this great personality. I have visited this University in 2006. Its wonderful. May Almighty give him the best place in Jannah(Ameen). Alig community throughout the world is really saddened on passing away of the legendary figure.

Suhail Sabir, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
AMU, Aligarh

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Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan Sahab : RIP

He died today.
Verily we are for our Lord and unto Him is our return.
Aligarh Movement at some point of time turned into a way of life within the fold of Islam.
And Traditions of Aligarh of became the catch phrase of the tongues of Aligs.
And he is the one who put this sentiment into words in a book.
And books he wrote a lot.
And like a true Alig he was defined by Aligarh Movement.
It is so fresh in the memory when he reminded young Aligs the meaning of Spirit of Aligarh.
Alig spirit is to stand up for the occasion - he said.
As you said sir.
Hope we can live up to that image - a difficult but honourable task.

http://maripat2aligarh.blogspot.com/2012/02/muhammad-zakir-ali-khan-saha...

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Zakir Ali Khan passes away

Karachi : Zakir Ali Khan, a protagonist with the vision and mission of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, passed away here Wednesday after a protracted illness. He was 86.

Born in July 1926 in Rampur, Zakir Ali Khan did his matriculation from Rampur, B.Sc from Aligarh in 1945 and B.Sc Engineering from the same university in 1948.

In his professional career, Late Khan had served as Managing Director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Chief Engineer KMV, Honorary Vice-Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, founder Member of Board of Governors SSUET, Founder Member Governing Body Aligarh Institute of Technology, President Pakistan Association of Scientists and Scientific Professions, Karachi University Syndicate and Academic Council and Selection Board.

He was elected as General Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association in 1960 and occupied this position till his death.

Zakir Ali Khan was the recipient of Alumni Award given to him by Aligarh Alumni Association New York in 2000 and was awarded the First Sir Syed Ahmed Khan International Award for Literature by Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2008.

He was the author of 10 books and represented the best qualities of social engineering through the promotion of professional education thereby impacting the life of a large multiple.

He was also instrumental in creating a new sense of pride and confidence as being a part of modern Islamic heritage through his writings.

He played a significant role in establishment of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association and since the last five decades had remained in Honorary Secretary.

He was actively engaged in the promotion of sports events and also went as team manager to various countries. He worked hard to promote hockey and served as Secretary of Karachi Division Lawn Tennis Association.

http://pakistan.onepakistan.com/news/city/karachi/48242-zakir-ali-khan-p...

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http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/single/599/172/1152046/

Zakir Ali Khan passes away;

Zakir Ali Khan, a protagonist of the vision and mission of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, passed away here on Wednesday after a protracted illness.

He was 86, says an announcement by the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET).

Born in July 1926 in Rampur, Zakir Ali Khan did his Matric from Rampur, B.Sc.

from Aligarh in 1945 and B.Sc.

and Engineering from the same university in 1948.

In his professional career, Late Zakir Ali Khan served as Managing Director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Chief Engineer KMV, Honorary Vice-Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, founder Member of Board of Governors SSUET.

He was the Founder Member of the Governing Body Aligarh Institute of Technology, President Pakistan Association of Scientists, Scientific Professions, Karachi University Syndicate, Academic Council and Selection Board.

He was elected as General Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University
Old Boys' Association in 1960 and occupied this position till his death.

Zakir Ali Khan was the recipient of Alumni Award given to him by Aligarh Alumni Association New York in 2000 and was awarded the First Sir Syed Ahmed Khan International Award for Literature by Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2008.
He was the author of 10 books and represented the best qualities of social engineering through the promotion of professional education thereby impacting the life of a large multiple.

He played a significant role in establishment of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys' Association and for the last five decades remained Honorary Secretary.

He was actively engaged in the promotion of sports events and also went as team manager to various countries.

He worked hard to promote hockey and served as Secretary of Karachi Division Lawn Tennis Association.-PR

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http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=139334

Karachi—Zakir Ali Khan, a great protagonist with the vision and mission of great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, passed away here Wednesday after a protracted illness. He was 86.

Born in July 2026 in Rampur, Zakir Ali Khan did his matric from Rampur, B.Sc from Aligarh in 1945 and B.Sc Engineering from the same university in 1948.

In his professional career, Late Khan had served as Managing Director of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Chief Engineer KMV, Honorary Vice-Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, founder Member of Board of Governors SSUET, Founder Member Governing Body Aligarh Institute of Technology, President Pakistan Association of Scientists and Scientific Professions, Karachi University Syndicate and Academic Council and Selection Board.

He was elected as General Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association in 1960 and occupied this position till his death.

Zakir Ali Khan was the recipient of Alumni Award given to him by Aligarh Alumni Association New York in 2000 and was awarded the First Sir Syed Ahmed Khan International Award for Literature by Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2008.

He was the author of 10 books and represented the best qualities of social engineering through the promotion of professional education thereby impacting the life of a large multiple.

He was also instrumental in creating a new sense of pride and confidence as being a part of modern Islamic heritage through his writings. He played a significant role in establishment of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association and since the last five decades had remained in Honorary Secretary.

He was actively engaged in the promotion of sports events and also went as team manager to various countries. He worked hard to promote hockey and served as Secretary of Karachi Division Lawn Tennis Association.—Online

Zakir Ali Khan Sahab

http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/single/599/172/1152330/
APNS condoles death of Zakir Ali Khan;

The All Pakistan Newspapers Society expresses its profound grief over the sad demise of Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan, Publisher and Honorary Chief Editor of Monthly Tehzeeb, Karachi.

The veteran publisher was also the General Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association, member of Board of Governors, Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology and Ex-Managing Director of Water & Sewerage Board.

The Secretary General, APNS on behalf of the Office Bearers and members of the Executive Committee of the APNS has expressed his condolence to the bereaved family and prayed that Almighty Allah may rest his soul in eternal peace.-PR

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http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=139495

Ebad condoles demise of Zakir Ali Khan
Karachi—Governor Sindh, Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, has condoled the demise of educationaist, Zakir Ali Khan. In a condolence message on Thursday he recalled the services of the deceased in the realms of education.

The Governor particularly mentioned late Zakir Ali Khan’s role for Sir Syed University and the Aligarh Old Boys Association. He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

Qit'aa-e-Taareekh-e-Wafaat-e-Zakir Ali Khan

Muqarribeen-e-Zakir Ali
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1433 Hijri
Un ki qurbat thi bakhshti farHat
Phool ! un ko Adab kaa jaada kah
Dil shagufta, faraakh thaa un kaa
"Khan Zakir Ali kushaada" kah
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2012 A.D.
(Tanwir Phool, New York)
http://duckduckgo.com/Tanwir_Phool

Condolence

Dear Aligs: As Salamo Alaikum
Inna lilllahe-wa-inna ilehe rajewoon
I am saddened by the death of Janab Zakir Ali Khan Sahab. It is very unfortunate that he is no more with us. I was fortunate to meet him, when he visited New York and participated in our Annual Sir Syed Day Mushaira in 2009. On behalf of Aligarh Alumni Association NY Tri-State, our condolence to his family members and friends. May God bless him with high rank in Jannah.
He will be badly missed by all Aligarians. He was definitely an icon and Mashale-Rah for us. Once again may Allah grant him Jannah.

Tanvir Ahmad
Secretary, Aligarh Alumni Association, NY Tri-State.

Condolence Message from Aligarh Alumni Association, NY Tri-State

Dear Aligs: As Salamo Alaikum

Inna lilllahe-wa-inna ilehe rajewoon

I am saddened by the death of Janab Zakir Ali Khan Sahab. It is very unfortunate that he is no more with us. I was fortunate to meet him, when he visited New York and participated in our Annual Sir Syed Day Mushaira in 2009. On behalf of Aligarh Alumni Association NY Tri-State, our condolence to his family members and friends. May God bless him with high rank in Jannah.

He will be badly missed by all Aligarians. He was definitely an icon and Mashale-Rah for us. Once again may Allah grant him Jannah.

Tanvir Ahmad
Secretary, Aligarh Alumni Association, NY Tri-State.

Condolence Messages after Zakir Ali Kahn Sahab's demise

Dear Shaheer,

Thanks for the information.

AMUOBA Riyadh is deeply saddened by the deise of such a noted personality.
He will be remembered forever for his noble deeds of carrying the TEHREEK of Sir Syed and fulfilling his dream come true on his part.

Inna Lillahe wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon.

Zakir Ali Khan was the most deserving candidate to receive the first prestigious Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award for Literature on October 17, 2008, instituted by Aligarh Muslim University and he received his award from AMU Chancellor, Justice A.M. Ahmadi at the Sir Syed Day celeberations at Aligarh.

May Allah rest his soul in peace and give him a place in Jannatul Firdaus.

We place our heartfelt condolences and may Allah provide courage and solace to all his family members.

Let us all pray for the Maghfirat to the departed soul.

Mr. Shamsuddin Shams-President; Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Badshah-Vice President; Mr. Salman Khalid-General Secretary: AMUOBA, Riyadh.

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Badshah
Vice President
AMUOBA, Riyadh
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ASAK

It is a very sad news indeed. Zakir sahab was a true Alig. Establishment of Sir Syed University of Science & Technology speaks volumes about this great personality. I have visited this University in 2006. Its wonderful. May Almighty give him the best place in Jannah(Ameen). Alig community throughout the world is really saddened on passing away of the legendary figure.

Suhail Sabir, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
AMU, Aligarh

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ASAK

May Allah unki Maghfirat kare. He was a great personality and true Alig. University he started in Karachi speaks volume of him.

Regards,

Nihal Khan
Danville, CA

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Asak Aligs

In deed it is very sad news for entire Muslim community, particularly for Aligs. Zakir Sb has been the first recipient of Sir Syed International Award. Entire award money he donated to AMU. He along with other dedicated Aligs has done enormous work for welfare of community. I had the privilege of attending large number of functions organised in his honour in 2008.

Allah SWT marhoom ke darajaat buland farmaaey - Aameen.

Regards,

Prof. Javaid Akhter
Former Dean
F/O Management, AMU Aligarh

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Zakir Ali Khan Sahab is no more with us

Inna lilllahe-wa-inna ilehe rajewoon

I am shocked to read the devastating news of demise of our beloved Er. ZakirAli Khan Sahab, popularly known as "Aligarh Khan".

Even after leaving Aligarh and living more than thousand miles away, his passion and love for Aligarh never died and he played a key role to establish a new Aligarh in the city of Karachi-Pakistan.

Unfortunately I never met him in person but he was one of the Aligarian who inspired me to carry the mission of Sir Syed. We were fortunate enough that he launched our website www.aligarhmovement.com in October 2009.

http://aligarhmovement.com/launch_of_aligarhmovement_website

I always had a desire to meet him in person but its too late now.

Even though he is no more among us but his work and passion to carry the mission of Sir Syed will always inspire us.

We pray to Allah S.W.T. to grant him a place in Jannah and give patience to the family and friends.

ہوگا کہیں فلک پر خورشید جلوہ گر
کہتے ہیں کی آفتاب کبھی ڈوبتا نہیں

Afzal Usmani

Zakir Ali Khan- My Grandfather

He was my grandfather, I hope I can help the Aligarian mission.

Muhammed Aamir Ali Khan

I miss him dearly..may Allah

I miss him dearly..may Allah grant him a place in Jannat-ul-Firdous.
Ameen
Jahangir Khan

Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan - Inna lilllahe-wa-inna ilehe rajewoon

Dear All, ASAK

I am saddened to inform that our senior Alig, Mohammad Zakir Ali Khan (General Secretary of AMUOBA Karachi for the last 50 years or so) and one of the founding member and former Vice Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi passed away today.
Inna lilllahe-wa-inna ilehe rajewoon
Details of funeral will be provided, if and when they become available.
More later.

Shaheer Khan
Moderator
PS: Read more about Zakir Sahab at the following site,
http://aligarhmovement.com/Aligarians/Mohammad_Zakir_Ali_Khan

INNAA LILLAHE WA INNAA ILAIHE

INNAA LILLAHE WA INNAA ILAIHE RAAJI'OON
Please see this link:

http://www.urdubandhan.com/bazm/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7370

(Tanwir Phool,New York)
http://duckduckgo.com/Tanwir_Phool

Dear Afzal, Thank you for

Dear Afzal,

Thank you for wrting a quite complete article on Er Zakir Ali Khan. It does suit well with a person of his stature. He will be remembered through these pages for a long time. It was nice of Dr Mohsin Raza to refer this blog in his obituary. The "Aligarh Movement" blog has become a source of inspiration and point of reference in literary world. Congratulations!!!

Keep up the good work. I can very well imagine how time consuming is to collect information and compile them for posting.

Best wishes

Rafat Husain
Washington DC

Dear Afzal Usmani Sb.

It is a fact that the "Aligarh Movement" has become an important point of reference in literary world as narrated by Rafat Husain Sb. Heartiest Congratulations ! Here is a brief report of Sir Syed Mushaira for perusal of our readers.Please click this link :

http://forum.urdujahaan.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4501

Regards

Tanwir Phool , New York
http://forum.urdujahaan.com/viewtopic.php?f=98&t=3804

Thanks Rafat Bhai

Thanks Rafat Bhai for nice words. Hope www.aligarhmovement.com become a source of information for others to come forward to carry the mission of Sir Syed A.R.

Afzal Usmani
Austin Texas

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