Obituary – Dr. Shakeelur Rahman
Noted Urdu writer and critic, Dr. Shakeel ur Rahman, who was Union Health Minister for a brief period (during the Janata Dal govt headed by Mr. H. D. Devegowda) passed away in Delhi on May 10 after a prolonged illness. He was 85. He was hospitalized at Gurgaon.
Dr. Rahman headed Kashmir University and Bihar and Mithila Universities as vice chancellor. His short stories were a regualar feature of noted Urdu journal Biswin Sadi. He had developed expertise in aesthetics and wrote “Quran: Hakeem Jamaliyat ka Sarchashma”. He authored around 25 books in Urdu. His funeral prayers were held in Jama Masjid on Aurobindo Marg.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.