Aligarh: Renowned octogenarian physician of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Professor Mohammad Arif Siddiqui passed away at a hospital in Delhi.
He superannuated in 1997 after serving the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), AMU in many capacities such as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, JNMC Principal and Chief Medical Superintendent and Chairman, Department of Medicine.
“Prof Arif Siddiqui provided mission-driven leadership and spearheaded the establishment of many sub-specialties of Medicine with his colleagues at JNMC. These sub-specialties have now evolved into full-fledged departments,” said AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor.
He added: “Prof Arif Siddiqui’s mentorship and guidance made his students succeed in their careers”.
Prof Mansoor further said that Prof Arif Siddiqui’s demise is a personal loss for him.
Prof Arif Siddiqui was engaged in philanthropic works since his retirement. He provided the underprivileged with free clinical services.
In his vast teaching and research career, Prof Arif Siddiqui published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers in the national and international fora. He did MBBS, MD (General Medicine) and MRCP (London, Glasgow, Edinburgh), FRCP (London, Edinburgh) and FACP (USA).
Prof Arif Siddiqui is survived by his wife, Mrs Rafat Fatima Siddiqui, two daughters and a son.