Aligarh: A distinguished alumnus of AMU, author, educator, poet and renowned scholar, Dr Abidullah Ghazi passed away after a brief illness in Chicago, USA. He was 85-years-old.
“Dr Ghazi, a prominent alumnus, enriched cerebral legacy of Aligarh Movement. He was among a bunch of highly motivated, adventurous persons who broke barriers and went on to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields,” said AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.
Extending condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased, the Vice Chancellor said, “I shared a warm personal rapport with Dr Ghazi. The AMU fraternity will always carry Dr Ghazi’s memory in hearts’.
Dr Ghazi was the author and editor of over 150 text and support books on Islamic syllabus designed with his wife Dr Tasneema Ghazi especially for Muslim children living in Western countries or studying in English-medium schools. He was among the 500 most influential Muslims of the world selected by the Jordanian Royal Academy.
Besides, his M A (Political Science), Dr Ghazi also completed a BTh from AMU. He went on to do an M A in Economics from the London School of Economics and later wrote thesis on the revivalist views of Raja Rammohan Roy for his Ph.D. at the Ivy League, Harvard University.
Dr Ghazi also published, ‘Zikr-e-Saman Izaraan’, an anthology of Urdu poems.
He was the son of Maulana Hamidul Ansari Ghazi, a freedom fighter and a renowned Urdu journalist. Dr Ghazi’s grandfather, Maulana Muhammad Miyan played a big role in Reshmi Rumaal Tahreek (The Silk Letter Movement), the first independence movement after the 1857 debacle.
The deceased is survived by wife, Dr Tasneema Ghazi and five children living in the United States. His brother, Tariq Ghazi lives in Canada.