Prof. Ishrat H. Farooqi passed away

  • Posted on: 17 February 2013
  • By: Tarique Khan

Prof. Ishrat H. Farooqi, former Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University today passed away at the J. N. Medical College. He was 82.

Born on January 10, 1931, Prof. Farooqi obtained Doctorate Degree (D. Sc.) from Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1964. He had a 37 years’ teaching career as lecturer, reader and professor. He joined AMU as a Lecturer in 1955. He was Chairman, Department of Commerce during 1983-1987 and served as Dean, Faculty of Commerce, twice. He had been Founding Director of AMU’s Centre for Advancement of Muslims of India.

Apart from being extensively involved in academics, he had also been associated with sports and culture and was the secretary of AMU games Committee from 1974-1976. He also served as Vice President of the Duty Society.

Prof. Farooqi is survived by his widow and two sons, Prof. Javd Farooqi and Dr. Rahat Abrar (not AMU PRO).

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