Prof. Mohammad Naseem Faruqui

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Prof. Mohammad Naseem Faruqui



By Afzal Usmani*


“When a boy winks and a girl smiles, information is exchanged in wireless mode”. This is how Prof. Mohammad Naseem Faruqui explained wireless communication while inaugurating “The cellular Radio and Mobile Communication (CRAM-92)”, a seminar in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Muslim University Aligarh in the winter of 1992. The event was organized by Department of Electronics Engineering; Aligarh Muslim University This is one of the best and easy to remember ways to explain wireless communication I have ever heard. This left a long lasting impact on me of Prof. Faruqui and his abilities to communicate. It is very sad news that Prof. Faruqui is no more with us. Even being such a good communicator, somehow the students, staff and the alumni could not receive his message and most part of his tenure ended up in disturbance and chaos. Even after so many disturbances and a chaotic situation, his efforts to bring Muslim University in 21st century could not be blocked by his detractors. Even though AMU campus faced a lot of turmoil and chaotic situation due to Demolition of Babri Masjid, riots in Aligarh, Police firing and death of a student, his mission to modernize Muslim University did not stop. He computerized and modernized the process of admission and examinations including Engineering, Medical and other competitive exams and the results of these competitions could be declared within few days of its occurrence. Introduced many modern professional course including, Masters in Finance (MFC), Masters in Tourism (MTA), Masters in International Business (MIBM), Masters in Food Technology (MFT) and B.Tech. in Computer Engineering. He paid special attention to the Department of Electronics Engineering and used to teach a paper of Digital Communication for M.Tech. He helped out of the way to establish “Center of Telematics and Research” under the Dept. of Electronics Engineering and purchased state of the art equipments of the time. He used to regularly visit the center to guide the students working at the center. It was his tenure which gave finest faculty members to the Department of Electronics Engineering at AMU Aligarh. People may disagree with me but I personally consider Prof. Mohammad Naseem Faruqui as the best Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University in last quarter of a century.


Mohammad Naseem Faruqui was born in district Sultanpur of United Province of British India in the family of Mr. Abdul Saleem Faruqui. After completing his primary education in Sultanpur, he joined Allahabad University for graduation before joining Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 1952. After completing his B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD from IIT Kharagpur, he joined his Alma mater as a Lecturer in 1958 in Department of Electrical Engineering and rose to Reader, Professor and finally Deputy Director of IIT Kharagpur before becoming Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University on 15th October 1990. He had published more than 35 research papers in national and International Journals and guided 4 students for PhD. His areas of interest were Digital Communication systems, Computer networking, Office automation, E-Governance, Image-Processing, Video & Speech Bandwidth Compression. After having an experience of more than three decades in teaching and research at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, Prof. Faruqui took over as the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University on 15th October 1990 and served till December 15, 1994. After leaving AMU Aligarh he became Chairman of U.P. Minority Commission for a while and then moved to his favorite profession of Teaching and joined as Professor at University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After a while he moved back to India and joined as Chief Executive Development at Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad. He was awarded VASVIK Award for outstanding research, National Promotion award for development of AMD. He later joined Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology and Galgotia College of Engineering and Technology in Advisory role. He also served as Chair Professor - IIT Kharagpur Foundation. Prof. Faruqui also headed I.I.T. Foundations Project – “A computer and Internet access to every student in the hall rooms”. The project was the vision of Suhas Patil, an IIT graduate of 1965. This single project was to catapult IIT Kharagpur into the ranks of the most connected academic institutions in the world. In May 2002 along with Dr. K. C. Sahu, Prof. Faruqui was presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards by IIT Bombay in recognition for the 33 years he served at IIT Kharagpur in various capacities, including that of Dean and Deputy Director and later working on major projects for the Ministry of Defense.


Prof. Faruqui passed away on August 24, 2012 at Kanpur after a prolonged illness in Kanpur. His burial took place in Kanpur. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Swaleha Faruqui, a son Mr. Nadeem Faruqui and a daughter Sania Akhtar.


Prof. Faruqui wrote his memoire of his AMU Aligarh days as “My Days at Aligarh”. He was always in touch with the affairs of AMU Aligarh and was a member of AMUNetwork for a long time and wrote a very thoughtful article, “Aligarh Muslim University -- Search for Excellence” in December 2010.


My Days at Aligarh

Biographies - My Days at Aligarh


Prof. Faruqui with Prof. Kr. Khalil Ahmad Khan at Allama Iqbal Hall to attend, IBTIDA-91, Literary & Cultural Week of Allama Iqbal Hall.


Prof. Faruqui at Allama Iqbal Hall to attend First annual Hall Function of Allama Iqbal Hall in December 1992.


Dr. S.M. Shahid Hasan, Provost, Allama Iqbal Hall welcoming Prof. Faruqui.


Mr. Nafisul Hasan Farouqui welcoming Prof. Faruqui.


Prof. Faruqui distributing the prizes at annual Hall Function of Allama Iqbal Hall.


Prof. Faruqui addressing the gathering ao First annual Hall Function of Allama Iqbal Hall in December 1992.


Prof. Faruqui presiding over the annual "World Telecome Day on 17th May 1994 at ZH College of Engineering. Secretary,Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers(IETE), Afzal Usmani is welcoming the guests.


Prof. Faruqui giving a pep-talk at Muslim Degree College of Muradabad (UP)-India in 2011.






Afzal Usmani is founder and webmaster of www.aligarhmovement.com and can be reached at simaalusmani@gmail.com




Aligarh Muslim University -- Search for Excellence- Prof. M. N. Faruqui

Quality, Creativity and Innovation - Prof. M. N. Faruqui

My sentiments and feelings for Late Professor M.N.Faruqui – A Tribute

University- What it should be - Prof. M. N. Faruqui

Obituary of a VC-AMU, Prof. M. N. Faruqi-Sad Story of a Fine Gentleman Betrayed

Contributions of Prof.M.N Faruqui to the Aligarh Muslim University

AMUOBA Indore-Con​dolence Resolution on the Sad Demise of Prof.

Condolence Resolution on the Sad Demise of Prof. M.N.Farooqui, Former VC
The Executive Meeting of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys' Association (AMUOBA), Indore Branch held with deep sorrow on the sad demise of Prof. Mohd Naseem Farooqui, Former Vice Chancellor (15.10.1990 to 15.12.1994). He died of heart attack on Friday, August 24, 2012 at his home in Kanpur at around 11am. He has been sick for a few weeks and was admitted to ICU. Later he recovered and was brought back home about more than a week ago where he had a good company of his family members. He survived with his wife, son Dr. Nadeem Farooqui and daughter Sania Akhtar.

Prof M.N. Farooqui was Former Deputy Director of IIT Kharagpur, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Professor at University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and Chief Executive Director at Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad. He was awarded VASVIK Award for outstanding research, National Promotion Award for Development of AMD. He has published more than 35 research papers in national and International Journals. His areas of interest are Digital Communication systems, Computer networking, Office automation, E-Governance, Image-Processing, and Video & Speech Bandwidth Compression.

He had great contribution for the development of AMU and during his period large number of professional courses (like MFC, MTA etc) was introduced, he also focused to provide modern IT support services to the AMU students and during his VC ship there was revolutionary change/up-gradation in computing facilities at Computer Centre of our AMU.

Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilahe Rajeon. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and bestow upon the departed soul his mercy and forgiveness, and give sabre to the bereaved family.
A copy of resolution be sent to the bereaved family
(Members of Executive Body)
AMUOBA-Indore
16.09.2012

(Dr.S.M.Anas Iqbal)
General Secretary
+91-9926247000
Begum (Late) M.N.Farooqui
Charms Appts., 8th Floor
Near Chunni Ganj, Lal Imli Road
Kanpur – U.P.
Ph: 0512-2545313 (R)

Dr.S.M.Anas Iqbal
Ph.D 2006
Indore

Re: Prof. M.N. Faruqui's Inteqal from this material to The Etern

As a Muslim and as a good individual one must always remember the departed souls with their good deeds. May Allah give Jannat-al-Firdaus to Prof. Faruqi. I remember having met Prof. Faruqi once in 60s when he was professor at IIT Kharagpur and I had gone there to attend a seminar, while I was lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at that time.He gave me an impression of being a thorough nice gentleman. I left AMU in 1978, but always tried to follow the events taking place there. Unfortunately the news coming from AMU were unpleasant most of the time. Almost all the VCs who came to AMU were given big welcome while joining but had to leave disgraced. I am in no position to comment on the merits and demerits but the events always pained me. I wish the new VC Mr. Shah a successful and peaceful tenure.

In one of the write ups somebody mentioned the name of Prof. Yahya. He was my friend and my senior colleague. I also met him once or twice while he was professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT, Delhi. I will be highly obliged if some one could provide me with his contact.

I pray Allah to give me strength and opportunity to visit AMU once in my life time.

Dr. Shamsul Haque Alvi

Professor and Chairman

Department of Civil Engineering & Architecture

College of Engineering

University of Bahrain

P.O. Box 32038

Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel (Office) : +973-17876062

Email: salvi@eng.uob.bh , shalvi43@hotmail.com

URL: http://www.alvishams.com

A.M.U didn't recognize value of Prof.M.N.Faruqui

A.M.U didn't recognize value of Prof.M.N.Faruqui

When Faruqi sahab came to Aligarh, I was a kid at that time and because my father is working in AMU so I have knowledge of university things in bits. My father was excited at the prospect that an academician has become a V.C after long time. All that becoming hazy after sometime as the unwanted elements try to interfere in the functioning of the university.Then there were turbulent times post Babri Masjid demolition which shows the inner character of ability of administration by Faruqui sahab. After all those years in which he suffered back stabbing by his own people, after leaving AMU, Faruqui sahab decided to write a book on his stay in AMU. 'My Days in Aligarh' is an exalted representation of his inner voice which he suffered at the hands of his own trusted lieutenants. Faruqui sahab has been an academician who has contributed to the welfare of this university in a biggest possible manner.

Syed Fahar Ali

M.A (Mass Comm.) 2008

Aligarh, India

Prof M.N .Farooqui

Inna lillahi wa innailayhi raji'un

I express my profoundgrief and condolences to his family. MayAlmighty Allah rest his soul in piece.
ameen
Khan Mohammad Adnan
Senior Electrical Engineer .
railyway Project.
Makkah Mukarama
KSA.

Prof. Faruqui -A gentleman through and through

Prof. M. N. Faruqui was, no doubt, an academician par excellence. Some may doubt his administrative capabilities, particularly those from his AMU days. But, none will doubt his academic capabilities, even from his IIT Kharagpur days. One of the first few things he did after joining AMU as a VC was to walk into a classroom of Electronics Engg. Dept. and teach there. He kept doing that very regularly until he left his office. This only shows how passionate he was about sharing his vast knowledge with the students of his area. With a huge administrative burden on his shoulders, his course was officially shared by another member of the faculty, but seldom did Prof. Faruqui miss his class schedule.

I still remember that in 1994 itself, in one of the interviews, he was asking me about Windows-NT. I was surprised to see how much abreast he was about a field not even his own core field, but a related one nevertheless. Despite the administrative load of a VC, he clearly knew much more than a budding young faculty member in me.

He had a very authoritative voice, reminiscent of some of the great orators of the past. When he was talking, the audience used to get overwhelmed. He used to thrust the otherwise abstract concepts by interesting examples from the daily life. He did not keep talking alone, but he also changed the entire face of the IT infrastructure of AMU during his tenure.

He played an exemplary role during the communally tense period of 1990-92. I still remember Prof. Faruqui standing out of his lodge and initiating all actions to help and cure those who were injured by the communal riots taking place all around. There was an instant hero in him there. On the Babri Masjid having been brought down, he had reportedly said very boldly that it was not only the Babri Masjid but also the confidence of the Muslims that has been brought down.

He did face some stiff opposition towards the end of his stay with AMU. But, even his fiercest opponents do not have any hesitation in admitting that it was basically his generosity and kindness that landed him into controversies. Was he too soft for AMU? That question may have remained unanswered, but the fact remains that he was a gentleman through and through.

Prof. M. M. Sufyan Beg

B.Tech. (AMU, 1992), Ph.D.

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Late Naseem Faruqi Sahab, a great human being

Dear Members of all the AMU connected Networks

ASAK

Inna lillahi wa innailayhi raji'un

I express my profoundgrief and condolences to his family. MayAlmighty Allah rest his soul in piece.

After going throughall the netwok member’s tributes here is what I wanted to add: He was a greathuman being with a good heart . I fully agree with Bhai Afzal Usmani sahab and Prof Abbas Mehdi Saheb that "We have lost a brilliant technocrat,a great friend and a wonderful human being. He will be missed and rememberedwith love and affection by all those who knew him” and worked with him as I also, have this honour, to work with him. Infactwhatever opportunity I got to provide Internet services to the University isbecause of him only.

After joining AMU as the Vice-Chancellor in1990, he called me to his residence in January 1991 and told me his desire toprovide e-Mail services to the university community. That time there was no webbased E-Mail services available in Indian universities. As instructed by him, Itried and developed UUCP mail service from Electrical Engg department. I stillhaving a feel and remember his pat on my back when he came down himself in between of a running meeting toelectrical engg and checked himself theservices going. Another very importantcontributin and in fact a valuable gift of Faruqi sahib to AMU community was to provide Internet. He himself went allthe way to meet the then Director General of NIC, New Delhi, Dr N. Seshagiri and got the Internet connectivity for thecampus. That time, AMU was the first university to get such a facility. I may join Dr Aftab Alam of the department of Political Science and request the AMU adminstration to name the university computer centre as "Mohd. Naseem Faruqi Computer Centre".

Akhtar Ahsan Khan

Systems Manager(Retd.)

Computer Centre
A.M.U.Aligarh

Prof. M.N. Faruqui

ASAK friends
Let me shre with you all my personal memories of association with Prof
MN Farooqui. Many years ago when I joined IIT Kharagpur as a fresh
entrant at age 17, I met Prof Farooqui there on the ocassion of my
first Eid at Kharagpur. Students, teachers and staff included, there
were no more than 10 Muslims there. Two were teachers and the rest
were students and staff. IIT campus is very large, sprawling, with
modern buildings,roads, lawns etc but it is located in a barren and
remote area five miles outside Kharagpur city. We not knowing what to
do on Eid, Prof Farooqui contacted all of us and asked us to meet in
one spot on the campus. From there we went to a mosque in Kharagpur
city on bicycles, on lonely roads and offered Eid prayer. After the
prayer we assembled at Prof Farooqui's house in the staff quarters at
the IIT campus for Eid lunch. That was a joyous Eid for us so far
from our homes.

Thereafter we met on every Eid and followed the same routine.
Ofcourse we used to run into Prof Farooqui at other tims also;
sometimes in the classes or tutorials etc. Indeed he was a thorough
gentleman and a person of great accademic accomplishments.

It is a personal tragedy for him that he left such a nice position as
Deputy Director of IIT Kharagpur, sure to become its Director if he
had stayed, to accept the position at AMU. The rogue elements in the
community at AMU never cared for the brilliance of such an individual,
and his vision and dedication and what he could do for AMU; instead
they dragged him in the dirt and insulted him to the extreme until he
got disgusted and left. The same people also degraded Prof Yahya,
another IIT professor who also chose to come to AMU to serve the qaum.
Many other such brilliant and dedicated Muslims have also been
degraded at AMU.

Why do we do this to our best minds and the best people? And then we
say we do not have any leaders! Why have we allowed our largest
institution and the greatest hope for our community's emancipation to
be victimised in such an insane manner and made into a graveyard for
the brightest Musim minds?

Despite such corrosive problems AMU has continued to produce a few
brilliant Muslim minds. But one wonders with sadness how much our
community would have benefitted if the sincere and brilliant Muslims
who came to AMU with so much ferver to serve, were allowed to do that.
Rather than the dirty politicians ruling the roost.

Let us pray for VC Gen Zamir Shah, that unlike his half a dozen
predecessors who were so grossly victimized over the last 25 years, he
may be able to translate his bright vision for AMU into reality.

kaleem kawaja
B. Tech (Hons) - Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kharagpur

Prof. M.N. Farooqui

dear all aligs,
its really very sad to listen about Mr M N Faruqui who was the VC in our time that was the period of 1993.When i got admission in 10+2.He has contributed alot in university welfare specially about the Muslim students.May his soul rest in peace.
regds,
daleem irfan
MBA,MFT
AMU-1993-1999
Reliance communication

Prof. M.N,Faruqui's Inteqal from this material to The Eternal w

Dear Aligs ASAK:

I think, Kaleem Khwaja Saheb is absulutely correct in his analysis of AMU as a
system and by doing the Root Cause Analysis of problems of AMU, does mean Kaleem
Khwaja Saheb is against the AMU as an instution, in fact this shows his inner
pain and love for AMU and he want to see AMU as one of the great institutions
free from cluches of current mafias.

Late Prof. MN. Farooqui Saheb was a product of great technical institution and
he was great leader in his technical field but failed to understand very
manipulative and dirty environmennt of AMU and even in his last stage of AMU he
was uanble to realize about very bad people around him. After leaving AMU, he
has written a book about his day's in AMU and within that he had praised KM
(name removed by moderator), a most notorious criminal in the campus and known
to started the organized gangs and criminal culture in AMU and first time in the
history of AMU, KM started the admission racket in Medical/Engineering and
earned lakhs of rupees. I am not against any individual and this is a open fact
and every one knows this fact during that priod.

Even after leaving the campus Late Prof. MN. Farooqui Saheb was not able to
understand about the organized mafia of AMU but this is not his fault as
understading and having knack of the AMU sitaution is not an easy tasks for a
plain technical excellent person without great administrative experiences
because AMU is less a university and more a police district from the last 30
years.

Regards,
Parwez Mohammad
New Delhi

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Dear Mr Arshad Khan

At IIT when I was a student of Mech Engrg, Prof Faouqi was professor of
Electronics/Telecom. He was an humble person and mixed easily with all.

When he became AMU VC I was happy that AMU will make progress in technology.
But it is the tragedy of the Muslim qaum and AMU that they never let bright
leaders succeed. The in-buit mafia of politician-teachers and students
controlled by AMU alumni politicians, deliberately downgrade educational
standards, pursuit of excellence in education and promote yateemkhana education,
so that their favourites are made teachers, get contracts at AMU etc. They
create despair and turmoil at the campus.

Thus Prof Farooqui was targeted by the AMU politicians and prevented from
bringing in technological improvement. He joined AMU as an optimistic person and
lleft as a frustrated person.

This is a very sad tale of AMU which also refects the situation in the Indian
Musim community. Unfortunately most AMU alumnus are not willing to look at this
problem and if you bring it up they get annoyed

Kaleem Kawaja
Washington DC

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On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM, Arshad MTKhan wrote:

Dear Aligs,

It is a sad news indeed to hear about the Inteqal of Prof.
M.N.Faruqui, former Vice-Chancellor of our beloved Alma Mater.

Inna Lillahi wa Inna Elaiyhe Rajeyun (To Allaah we belong and to Him
is our return)

Prof. Faruqui Marhum was an Academic to the core and his initiatives
resulted in creation of new Faculties and Departments. People like him
are devoid of any 'Politics' and it is really sad that he was a victim
of manipulations. In his book after his tenure at AMU, he said it all.
The AMU Fraternity should now Stand Up and get a State-Of-The-Art
Telecommunications Lab Set Up In His name. If we can have HRH Prince
Of Wales Zoological Laboratories, we sure Must have Prof. M.N.Faruqui
Comminications Lab.

This shall be our real tribute to Marhum Faruqui Sb.

Joining you all in offering condolences to his family and friends.

Regards,

Arshad MT Khan

Canged selection procedure for both students and teachers

Hi All,

Kaleem bhai is right in what ever he has said, but must say, things are improving now, but off couse the pace of improvements is a cause of worry. I see all the problems in black and white. So, there are two black as i can see them quite clearly:
1) The quality of student intake is flawed and needs immediate improvement, as even if a few bad students are selected, they make the life of a good student difficult ( i beleive in zero tolerence level here) and we know it for sure how things are happening around.
2) Its really terrible see how all the third grade students end up being a facualty, I know this thing for sure with commerce facualty , as I have a been a part of it, with older teachers one might find their obsolecence written on their faces in the class rooms but to see new idiots being hired is a really annoying, be it Dhobi (who shoulf better be a dhobi), or other Ogres, I dont think they even knew their syllabus or topics. One would really doubt if they could even legally pass their exams :).
All of us were forced to take private tuitions to pass our exarms.. I have safely negated these idiots for 5 good years somehow, but demand a lil bit better for others to come.

Regards,
Asif Khan
New Delhi

Prof M.N. Faruqui was Former

Prof M.N. Faruqui was Former Deputy Director of IIT Kharagpur, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Professor at University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and Chief Executive Development at Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad. He was awarded VASVIK Award for outstanding research, National Promotion award for development of AMD. HE has published more than 35 research papers in national and International Journals. He has guided 4 students for PhD. His areas of interest are Digital Communication systems, Computer networking, Office automation, E-Governance, Image-Processing, Video & Speech Bandwidth Compression.

Almighty to keep his soul rest in peace Ameen

Murtaza Sherwani
M.Sc-IC 2004
Abu Dhabi
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The meeting of the staff and students of the Aligarh Muslim University placed on record its deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Prof. M. N. Farooqi, former Vice Chancellor of AMU who passed away on August 24, 2012 at Kanpur after a prolonged illness. He was 78. He is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter.

The condolence meeting presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Lt. General (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah, offered its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed to Almighty Allah for peace and a better place in heavens for the departed soul.

Paying rich tributes to Prof. M. N. Farooqi, the AMU Vice Chancellor acknowledged his devotion and commitment and said that he was a man of vision. He said that during the communal violence during 1990-92, Prof. Farooqi maintained tranquility on the AMU Campus. He said that his younger brother was the student of Prof. Farooqi at IIT Kharagpur (West Bengal).

AMU Registrar, Group Captain (Retd.) Shahrukh Shamshad read out the condolence resolution and said that Prof. Farooqi formulated his policies for the development of the University and it made a rapid progress in all the directions under his visionary leadership. He said Prof. Farooqi obtained his PhD degree in 1965 from IIT Kharagpur and served as Deputy Director of the same. The areas of his interest included Digital Communication, Computer Networking, Office Automation, e-Governance, Image Video and Bandwidth Compression. Prof. Farooqi had been Coordinator of various projects and also served as Advisor to Ministry of Defence for the designing of computer network in ships.

Prof. S. Mahdi Abbas Rizvi, Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering said that Prof. M. N. Farooqi was a personal friend to many of the University teachers. He was a brilliant technocrat and an accomplished academician. He always took pride in claiming that “we are the first in India to completely computerize the admission tests of the University”.

Prof. Rizvi said, “We have lost a brilliant technocrat, a great friend and a wonderful human being. He will be missed and remembered with love and affection by all those who knew him”.

A large number of teachers, non-teaching staff and students participated in the condolence meeting.

(Dr. Rahat Abrar)

Public Relations Officer
AMU Aligarh

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Dear Aligs
ASAK
Yesterday a very sad news came that Prof.Mohd Naseem Farooqi Sahab died of a heart attack.He was ill for a long time and had by pass surgery few years back.Inna llilaha wa inna ileherajeoon.Kullo nafsin zaiqatul maut.We all have to meet the same fate.You will be judged by what you have done when you were alive.Prof Farooqi was really a gem.A highly learned Professor from IIT Kharagpur joined AMU in 1990 and remained its VC for almost 4 years.During those 4 years although he was never comfortable with the AMU politics but despite all that he could do wonders.The IT revolution was brought on the campus single handidly.He established Computer center and tried to computerized entire University.He introduced a number of professional courses during his tenure.He was a soft spoken person a very kind hearted man.I join thousands of Aligs world over in condoling the death of our Ex-VC.May allah give him the best place in Jannah and give enough strength to his family members to bear an irrepairable loss (AMEEN)

Suhail Sabir Ph.D
Department Of Chemistry
AMU

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It is indeed shocking to hear the sad demise of Prof. M.N. Farooqui, Innalillahi
wa Inna ilahi rajioon. May Allah s.w.t grant the departed soul the maghfirah and
rahmah and place him in Jannat ul Firdaus. I pray for the departed soul for
eternal peace and 'sabr-e jamil' 'for the bereaved family. Amin.

It reminds me of the days when I was his neighbour at our work place, Faculty of
Engineering, University of Putra, Malaysia way back in 1997-1999. Though I had
conversance with him from Aligarh, however we developed somewhat intimate ties
at UPM Malaysia. I still has memories of his humble and simple nature. He was
very keen to see the educational and social upliftment of the muslims in the
subcontinent which he used to frequently mention in his discussions. Indeed he
contributed a lot to AMU though his later tenure at AMU was full of turmoil,
which unfortunately has become somewhat fate of all AMUVC's for last several
decades.

Ahmad Tariq Jameel
B.Sc. Engg.(Chemical)1984
IIUM, Malaysia

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AMUOBA Riyadh condoles the sad demise of our former Vice Chancellor Prof. M. N. Farooqui.

Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon

AMU community will always remember him as a man of principles.

What he did at AMU as a VC and what he felt about AMU can easily be accessed in his wonderful Autobiography:

MY DAYS AT ALIGARH by MN FAROOQUI
Published in 1998.

May Allah rest his soul in peace in Jannatul Firdaus and give courage and sabr-e-jameel to all his family members.

Ameen.

President
Mr. Shamsuddin Shams

Vice President
Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Badshah

General Secretary
Mr. Salman Khalid

All Executive Members
&
All Core Committee Members.

Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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ALIGARH August 25: In view of the sad demise of the former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. M. N. Faruqui, the meeting of the Executive Council of AMU was adjourned after paying a tribute to the departed soul. The adjourned meeting will now be held on September 15, 2012.

The ordinary meeting of the Executive Council, presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, paid a rich tribute to Prof. M. N. Faruqui by keeping silence for two minutes. Later, the meeting was adjourned for September 15, 2012.

The meeting was attended by the Visitor’s nominee, Prof. A. M. Pathan, elected members Dr. Mohd. Shahid, Dr. Asif Khan, Mr. Adeeb Alam Khan and Dr. Obaid Ahmad Siddiqui, Deans Prof. Masood Ahmad, Prof. Arunima Lal, Prof. Anwar Jahan Zuberi, Prof. Saleem Akhtar, Director, AMU Malappuram Centre Dr. P. Mohammad, Principals Prof. M. Ashraf Malik, Prof. S. H. Hashmi and Prof. Bilquis Nasim Waris, Provost Prof. Tajuddin and Proctor Dr. Khurshid A. Khan.

(Dr. Rahat Abrar)

Public Relations Officer
AMU Aligarh
================

It is very sad news that Prof. Mohammad Naseem Farooqui, Ex-Vice Chancellor of AMU is no more with us.

He had great contribution for the development of AMU and during his period large number of professional courses (like MFC, MTA etc) was introduced, he also focused to provide modern IT support services to the AMU students and during his VC ship there was revolutionary change/up-gradation in computing facilities at Computer Centre of our AMU.

Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilahe Rajeon. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and bestow upon the departed soul his mercy and forgiveness, and give sabre to the bereaved family.

Thank you.

With regards.

Dr Rafiqul Zaman Khan, M.Sc(Physics), M.C.A, Ph.D (Computer Science),
Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh-202002 (U.P),
INDIA
E-mail: rzkhan.cs@amu.ac.in / rzk32@yahoo.co.in
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Inna-lil-lahe-wa-inna-ilaihe-raje-oon.
Prof Farooqui sahab was a nice person indeed.
May his soul be in rest and peace, ameen.

Dr. Khursheed Muzammil
Associate Professor
MD 2008
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The former vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. M.N. Faruqui
passed away today at his residence in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was the VC from
September1,1990 to 15 December1994.

Inna lillah e wa inna ilahe rajeoun.

He was ailing since last one month and had a sudden cardiac arrest today around
11.30 am. He had cardiac bypass surgery done few years back and had a surgery
done for appendicitis around a month back.

Babar Ali

B.Sc. Chem(2007)
MBA
New Delhi
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Inna Iillah e Wa Inna Ilahe rajeoun,

It is sad news for all AMU fraternity. He was innovative person and good in
nature. I interacted personally with him when I was 17-year old. He left
many positive images for many of us. I pray to Allah may rest his soul in
peace and give patience to his family.

Mehdi Hayat
Ph.D- 2009
UC Davis
CA-95616

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AMU and its maintained institutions including offices shall remain closed on
Saturday, 25th August,2012 due to sad demise of Prof M.N. Faruqui,former vice
chancellor of the university.
The examinations,selection committees and the meeting of the Executive Council
fixed for 25 th August,2012 will however be held as schedule.
The cash counter of the Finance Office will function as usual.
A condolence meeting to morn the sad demise of prof Faruqui now will be held on
27th August,Monday at 10 a.m. In the conference room of the Administrative Block
of the university

Rahat Abrar
===============

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

I express my profound sorrow and condolences to his family. May Almighty Allah
help us with infinite mercy.

M. Yunus Khan,
Assistant Professor,
University Polytechnic,
AMU.
===============

ALIGARH,Aug 24- To mourn the sad demise of Professor M.N. Faruqui, former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University ( 15.10.190- 15 December 1994) a condolence meeting will be held in the conference room of the Administrative Block of the University on 25 August,2012 at 10.a.m.

Rahat Abrar
PRO
AMU Aligarh
===============

Innalillahai Wa Innaalahai Rajaoon. May Allah bless him and have maghfarat for
him in Jannat.

Can anyone please provide some more details and his background specially that
related to AMU.

Condolences to the family of Prof. Faruqui. May Allah give you strength.

Islam Habib Khan
B.Com (1951)
Riyadh
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This is very sad to inform you that ex-Vice-chancellor of AMU Prof. M.N. Faruqui Sahab expired this morning today i.e. 24th August, 2012 at Kanpur, UP. May his soul rest in peace.

For more details you may contact his son Mr. Nadeem on 09415130313.

with regards
Abdul Hafiz Gandhi
LLM, 2007,AMU
New Delhi.
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Dear Shaheer Bhai

Assalam Alaikum,

It is with sadness that I report to this forum that Prof. Mohammad Naseem Farooqui, ex-vice chancellor of AMU is no more with us. He died of heart attack on Friday, August 24, at his home in Kanpur at around 11am. He has been sick for a few weeks and was admitted to ICU. Later he recovered and was brought back home about more than a week ago where he had a good company of his family members. He survived with his wife, son Dr. Nadeem Farooqui and daughter Sania Akhtar.

Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilahe Rajeon. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah and bestow upon the departed soul his mercy and forgiveness, and give sabre to the bereaved family.

Nawab Ali
PhD AMU 1987

Little Rock, AR
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Prof. M.N. Farooqui

Inna-lil-lahe- wa-inna-ilaihe- raje-oon.
When in 1990 I was admitted in B.Sc.(hons), he was the VC. That time was very critical, but he managed very nicely.
May Allah place him in Jannatul firdaus. Ameen.

Dr. Sayed Azhar
Consultant Hydrogeologist
Ph.D. (Geology) 2001
Present Location: Muscat

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD NASIM FARUQI - By Mohammad Aftab Alam

August 25, 2012

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD NASIM FARUQI: A GENERAL ASSESSMENT Riding on the wings of past and immersed in frittering memories and nostalgia emerging in the mind frame by frame, I pay my heartfelt condolence on the sad and sudden demise of one of the former Vice-Chancellors of AMU, PROF.M.N FARUQI. Today in the morning while going to the campus as I observed, there is a marked silence and the entire atmosphere is very sad and full of sorrow observing the loss of one of the finest academic and administrator. Those were the days of our passing out of 10+2 and entering in to graduation classes. At that point of time, AMU was witnessing a period of uncertainty amidst adhoc VCs administering the campus. There was also a persistent demand and desire to get an academic VC and entire nomination and selection process led the final choice to a teacher of computer science and engineering at IIT, Kharagpur, PROF. M.N FARUQI. I still remember that day as a student when we went to receive our new Vice-Chancellor at the station and putting him in rikshaw driven and pushed by students upto VC lodge instantly making him as one of the most popular VCs of AMU. His very arrival and presence greatly created a sense of normalcy pushing back the period of adhocism on the campus. His entire tenure also got historically configured with crisis of Babri mosque agitation and subsequent communal violence, riots and disturbances in the entire country. Aligarh was then also passing through a volatile situation witnessing riots and curfews. In those crises and turbulent days, he proved his leadership qualities with flying colours despite growing opposition and attempts to disturb his regime by vested interests on the campus in collaboration with outside elements. His activism and prompt actions in connivance with state and central governments at that time led to saving of lives and properties in many targeted Muslim populated localities. He used to roam in and around the campus after midnight and react to the situation purposefully. On the day Babri mosque was demolished, we found our VC protesting along with students against the desecration of constitutional edifices of the country braving plastic and actual bullets being fired at us near road between chungi and VM HALL. In most of these turbulences and later on disturbances on the campus, he did not let the situation prevail upon himself or the campus and contributed a lot in strengthening and furthering the cause of academics on the campus. His volatile tenure saw the establishment of new departments, faculties and centres like Faculty of Agriculture Sciences, professional courses like MFC, MTA, B.TECH in COMPUTER SCIENCE etc. As a reflection of his own academic background in computers, his period also witnessed large scale computerisation of the campus creating a solid base and removing archaic administrative functioning. As a lasting tribute to his efforts in the area of computerisation on the campus, I propose that AMU COMPUTER CENTRE should be renamed as M.N FARUQI COMPUTER CENTRE, AMU, a CHAIR OF PROFESSOR in his name in the department of computer engineering and a Merit scholarship in his name for toppers in BCA, MCA AND B.TECH IN COMPUTR ENGG. This will be the most befitting tribute to his soul.

Mohammad Aftab Alam
Department of Political Science
AMU, Aligarh

Prof Nasim Faruqi Saab

I was one of fortunate to be the disciple of Mr Nasim. He was an excellent academician and good administrator but unfortunately not a cruel administrator that's why he had to face what ever difficulty he had. I wish if he could have been cruel for the sake of upliftment of humanity we would not have been disappointed by such act from him.
Syed Saulat Hayat
Msc 1993
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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