Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University today observed the death anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of this University. To mark the occasion Quran Khwani (recitation) was organised in the University Mosque after morning prayer . The Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor paid rich tributes to the founder by spreading floral chadar on his grave situated at the premises of the grand AMU Jama Masjid .
During the ceremony Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Zaheeruddin , Registrar Abdul Hamid (IPS), Proctor Prof Mohd Wasim Ali , Prof Saud Alam Qasmi ( Dean Faculty of Theology), Prof Mohd Saleem (Chairman, Dept of Sunni Theology and Nazim-e-Deeniyaat), Prof Zaki Anwar Siddiqui (MIC, Land and Garden) , Prof BD Khan ( Provost SS South ), Prof Ishrat Alam (Provost SS North), Dr Shariq Aqeel (CMO In-charge UHS), Dr Rahat Abrar (Associate MIC PRO) , PRO Omar Peerzada and other university officials also participated in the proceedings with traditional solemnity.
Sir Syed’s death is viewed as a colossal intellectual loss and his death anniversary is a sombre occasion when the University community observes the event as a day of introspection and resolves to carry forward his vision and mission and to champion the cause of spreading education, particularly among the marginalized sections of society.
Sir Syed died at the age of 81 years in 1898 at Aligarh.