Alumni pay tribute to AMU founder

Bhopal: The AMU Old Boys Association paid tributes to the founder of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on his 194th birth anniversary at a function here.

A large number of AMU alumni comprising educationists, thinkers, writers and others from the city and neighbouring areas took part in a meeting held at Koh-e-Fiza locality recently, a press release said today.

Mohammad Azam, Sayeed Akhtar and others on this occasion had focussed in detail on the life and works of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan who faced lot of hardships in trying to found the AMU.

A new managing committee was also formed on this occasion in which Mohammad Iqbal Qazi was made president and Dr Siraj Khan, Dr Shah Alam and A N Siddiqui were made vice-president while Mohammad Azam and Intezar Hussain were made honorary general secretary and honorary joint secretary respectively.

The new body has decided to meet the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with a demand of land for Aligarh Muslim University`s extension centre at Bhopal. Former MP minister Mahendra Boudh, M W Ansari and Sagheer Bedar were made patrons.