Remembering, Syed Meraj Ahmad

The Alig fraternity in general and AMUOBA Lucknow in particular mourns untimely and sad demise of its Ex-Honorary Secretary (2009-12), Syed Meraj Ahmad in Agra on the intervening night of 11-12 February 2020. A thorough Alig and a harbinger of cultural syncretism, he was also the sajjadanasheen of the 400 years old Chishti Dargah at Kheri town in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. Having served as the finance officer in UP Minorities Welfare Department, he was recently transferred to Agra as Field Officer of Wakf Department. He graduated from the department of economics at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and further attended Delhi University. Hailing from a family of nobles of Khairabad Awadh region, he was always ready to assist people, specially his Alig juniors. He also ran a Montessori school in his compound for children of his neighbourhood, taking forward his legacy of Sufism. A true gentleman of his own sort, he has left a void which would never be filled. Survived by his wife, three daughters and a son, Syed Meraj Ahmad will be remembered for spreading the light of wisdom and message of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Indeed every breath is a step towards death, from the lord we have come and to him we shall return.

Syed Meraj Ajmad

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