Aligarh: Mr Ahmad Farooq, elder brother of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor, and a distinguished alumnus and member of the AMU Court for the past two decades as a representative from AMU Donors and All India Muslim Educational Conference, passed away today.
He spent a lifetime doing much to help the less fortunate.
Mr Umar Farooq breathed his last today around 4:00 pm after a brief illness. He was 75-years-old.
Mourning the sad demise, the Vice Chancellor recollected the contributions of his deceased brother.
“He had a long-standing contribution in the corporate life of the university and All India Muslim Educational Conference. Words cannot express how saddened my family is after this loss. My brother has left an imprint on us, he is gone from our sight, but will always remain in our hearts”, said Prof Mansoor.
The Vice Chancellor has requested the AMU community to follow the Covid protocols and condolences can be sent online.
Mr Umar Farooq did BSc (Civil Engineering) from AMU. He was a AMU Court Member since 1992 as a representative from AMU Donors and All India Muslim Educational Conference. He was also a Member of the Executive Committee of All India Muslim Educational Conference.
The deceased is survived by wife and two daughters. His younger daughter, Dr Zareen Husain Farooq is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration at AMU.