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F. T. Khorakiwala, former sheriff of Mumbai and chairman of the Akbarally's chain of department stores was recently appointed as chancellor of New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University. The JMI, a central university set up in 1920 in response to Mahatma Gandhi's call to boycott British institutions, is one of the few universities in which the chancellor is not the governor. In all other universities, the chancellor is the state’s governor. “It's an honour for the entire city that a businessman from our midst has been elected to an esteemed seat of learning," Maharastra chief minister Sushilkumar Shinde said at the function organised by the Mumbai Citizens' Committee. Khorakiwala had an important role in restoring harmony by conceptualising the Mohalla Ekta Committees, which are effective even today. While speaking at a felicitation function in Mumbai he said that the university was working towards setting up a centre for peace studies and conflict resolution, a first for any Indian university. "I will try and bring back the universe in the university, where knowledge will not be cramped by any barrier," he said. The multi-faceted businessman, who also heads the Wockhardt group, added that he would encourage students to fight corruption and communal discord.
Dr. F. Sadruddin Shariff, Medical Director and chief at the HOPE (Health of People Enterprise) Medical Centre in Bangalore has been appointed as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Manipal Heart Foundation (Manipal Hospital) Bangalore. Known for his philantrophic approach towards the patients, under his leadership, HOPE today offers the best Medical treatment, all under one roof, at reasonable charges and more than anything,
Dr Sadruddin and his team at HOPE have excellently blended medical treatment and humanitarian attitude in a way that makes the patients feel special and cared for always.
HOPE Medical Centre, No 332 Dar-us-Salam, Queen’s Road, Bangalore-52, Ph: 2202201, 2202202.
Rizwan M.K, Editor, The Nasheman Weekly has been elected as Treasurer,
Press Club of Bangalore. This is the first time that a journalist from the Urdu Press has been chosen for this coveted post.
The Al-Ameen Educational Society has announced the Office Bearers and Executive Council Members for the year 2003-2006
Syed Sadaqath Peeran-Chairman, Ateeq Ahmed and B. Sheikh Ali-Vice-Chairmen, Irfan Razack-Hon-Secretary, Younus Mohammed-Treasurer, M.A.Ataulla-Joint Secretary.
Elected Members-Ziaulla Shariff, Hussain Sait, A.R. Khaleel, Sadath Ali Khan, J.Shafiulla, S. Abdul Samad, Farook Mahmood, Syed Najmul Hasan Razvi, Dr- (Prof) A. M Pathan. Co-opted Members-Abdul Gaffar Sait, M.A.Ataulla, Munawar Basha. Nominated Members: Major. S.Faridulla, Riyaz Farooqui, Syed Mahboob Ali.
Special Invitees: Syed Zmir Pasha, Mrs Farukh Khaiser, Mrs Taj Shoukath, C.M.Aleemulla Khan, Zackria Hashim, Moulan Riyazur Rahman Rashadi and Mohammed Saifulla.
Rahim Khan, a clarinet player of the erstwhile Jaipur state forces band, celebrated his 125th birthday on 20th May. He is fondly called Habib Miyan by his great-grandchildren and neighbours. An officer of the State Bank of India, which gives him a pension, says a first class magistrate of Jaipur had certified that Habib Miyan was born on May 20, 1878. Habib has been receiving pension since 1938. Initially, the amount was Rs 2 per month. Over the years, the amount went up to Rs 2,300. SBI branch manager (Transport Nagar) Paritosh Tripathi said, ‘‘We deliver the pension at his home as a humane gesture as there is no other person, at least in the SBI’s record book, who had been drawing pension for over 65 years now. He is a very special customer for us.’’