Bollywood actress Shakila passes away

Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA :

Actress Shakila passed away on Wednesday evening after a heart attack at the age of 82. The funeral was held on Thursday morning at the Mahim cemetery in Mumbai.

Actress Shakila passes away at the age of 82. (Photo: Express Archive)
Actress Shakila passes away at the age of 82. (Photo: Express Archive)

Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila, best known for her roles in ‘Aar Par’ and ‘CID’, passed away on Wednesday evening after a massive heart attack. She was 82.

Shakila’s nephew Nasirr Khan took to Facebook to share the sad news. He wrote, “With a heavy heart I have to inform you all that my maternal aunt (my moms older sister) Shakila Aunty has passed away. She was a star in her own right in the 50s and 60s. Babuji dheere chalna, pyaar mein zara samhalna. Please keep her in your prayers. May Allah grant her Jannat. Aameen.”

Talking to indianexpress.com, Nasirr, who is veteran actor Johnny Walker’s son, said, “Because of her age, she had kidney problems. She was diabetic. Recently, she had some cardiac problems also. All these things led to her demise. She passed away last night. As we can’t wait too long for funeral in Islam, the burial happened today early in the morning.”

He also added, “She was a very jovial person, and because she and my dad worked together in Aar Par, they would talk a lot about cinema. On the film’s set my dad met her younger sister Noorjahan, and the two got married. Shakila aunty was very happy with the work she did, and was a content person. We will miss her much.”

The funeral was held on Thursday morning at the Mahim cemetery in Mumbai.

Some of Shakila’s other popular films include ‘Shriman Satyawadi’, ‘China Town’, ‘Post Box 999’, ‘Dastaan’, ‘Sindbad the Sailor’, ‘Rajrani Damyanti’, ‘Aagosh’, ‘Shahenshah’, ‘Raj Mahal’, ‘Armaan’, ‘Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor’, ‘Lalpari’, ‘Roop Kumari’, ‘Hatim Tai’ and ‘Al-Hilal’.

She was last seen in 1963 film ‘Ustadon Ke Ustad’.

She is also fondly remembered for performance in hit songs like “Babuji Dheere Chalna”, “Neend Na Mujhko Aaye” and “Ae Mere Dil Hai Nadaan”.

source:  http://www.indianexpress.com / The Indian Express / Home> Entertainment> Bollywood / by Express Web Desk / New Delhi / September 21st, 2017

Prince of Arcot elected prez of MEASI

Chennai, TAMIL NADU :

Chennai:

The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, has been elected unopposed as president of Muslim Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI), the parent body of New College (autonomous), Royapettah.

The Prince, who was elected during the 115th annual general body meeting of MEASI, will serve as president for three years.

Abdul Ali succeeded U M Khalilullah, a senior chartered accountant who served MEASI as its honorary secretary and president for two terms.

Apart from New College, MEASI also administers MEASI Academy of Architecture, Institute of Management, Institute of Information Technology and College of Education and Chartered Accountant Academy among others. MEASI, a pioneer educational Institution in Tamil Nadu, has a strength of 6,000 members on its roll.

T Rafeeq Ahmed, an educationist and a businessman, and Elias Sait, a chartered accountant, were elected honorary secretary and treasurer respectively, along with other office-bearers and executive committee members. tnn

source:  http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News / TNN / September 20th, 2017

A man who represented Kalaburgi six times in State assembly

Kalaburagi, KARNATAKA :

A file photo of Quamar Ul Islam with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
A file photo of Quamar Ul Islam with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Quamar Ul Islam, senior Muslim Congress leader from Hyderabad-Karnataka, passed away in Bengaluru on Monday

Quamar Ul Islam, a young engineer, started his political career in the 1970s as a leader of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) in Kalaburagi. He won the assembly polls, defeating veteran Congress leader Mohammad Ali in 1978. He continued in IUML and won again in 1989. Later, he joined the Congress and won in 1994.

In 1996, he resigned and join the Janata Dal for a short time to enter the Lok Sabha on a Janata Dal ticket. He quit his Parliament membership to contest the assembly polls again and became a minister for housing in S.M. Krishna’s cabinet.

Considered the senior-most Muslim leader from Hyderabad-Karnataka, he represented Kalaburgi six times in the State assembly. He is the only Muslim leader after Aziz Sait from Karnataka to be continuously elected.

He held the municipal administration and Waqf portfolio for three years in the Siddharamaiah cabinet, and was the first chairman of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Regional Development Board, and has served as chairman of Karnataka Housing Board, Karnataka Minority Commission and Karnataka Slum Board in the past.

He had long lasting relationships with senior leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad, N. Dharam Singh and Mallikarjun Kharge.

He founded the Al-Quamar Educational and Charitable Trust, that runs the KCT engineering college, pharmacy and diploma colleges in Kalaburg.

source:  http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> State> Karnataka / by Special Correspondent / Belagavi – September 18th, 2017

Qamarul Islam, prominent Muslim leader from Hyderabad-Karnataka region, passes away

Kalaburagi, KARNATAKA :

Qamarul Islam was a former Congress minister and prominent Muslim leader from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. | Photo Credit: File Photo
Qamarul Islam was a former Congress minister and prominent Muslim leader from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. | Photo Credit: File Photo

Qamarul Islam, former Congress minister and prominent Muslim leader from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, passed away following a brief illness in the city on Monday. He was 69.

Qamarul Islam was admitted to hospital 11 days ago for cellulitis of the leg and poor cardiac function. Dr. Shivaprasad, Senior Consultant and In-charge of Medical ICU, Department of Critical Care at Narayana Health told The Hindu that he had hypertension, diabetes and was also under treatment for Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disorder. He died of cardiogenic shock and multi organ failure in the hospital at noon on Monday, the doctor said.

Qamarul Islam had a long political career. He represented Kalaburagi (North) constituency and was Walf Minister in Siddaramaih cabinet. But, he was dropped from the cabinet in last year’s reshuffle.

As a mark of respect to the departed leader, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has cancelled all its scheduled programmes on Monday. A half-day holiday has been declared for all government offices, schools and colleges in Kalaburagi district.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, KPCC president G. Parameshwara, working president Dinesh Gundu Rao, Water Resource Minister M.B. Patil, BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa and several other top politicians have condoled the death.

source:  http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by Special Correspondent / Bengaluru – September 18th, 2017

It’s official, LDF to field Basheer in Vengara

KERALA :

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IUML’s K.P.A. Majeed not to contest

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has decided to field P.P. Basheer as the Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate for the Vengara Assembly byelections. However, the selection process in the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), which is to contest for the United Democratic Front (UDF), was not as calm as in the CPI(M), with its State general secretary K.P.A. Majeed deciding to keep off the electoral fray.

The CPI(M)’s decision was announced by party State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan here. The CPI(M) leadership chose to stick to a party man contrary to expectations that it might experiment with an independent candidate as it had done in Tanur in the 2016 election.

Mr. Basheer had lost to IUML strongman P.K. Kunhalikutty by over 35,000 votes in Vengara in the 2016 polls. The decision to field Mr. Basheer once again was taken after the Malappuram district committee and Secretariat approved his candidature. Mr. Basheer expressed confidence in securing the seat for the LDF.

Mr. Majeed announced his decision to keep off the electoral fray in an interview to a private television channel. He said he had informed IUML president Panakkad Hyderali Shihab Thangal about his decision not to contest.

The decision appears to have been prompted by strong opposition from the younger elements in the party and the Youth League. But Mr. Majeed maintained that he had take the decision since the party was in the midst of its organisational election process.

With Mr. Majeed deciding to pull out of the fray, the IUML leadership will announce its candidate on Monday itself, instead of the earlier deadline of September 20. It is obvious that had Mr. Majeed decided otherwise, the party leadership would have had a tough time in deciding to exclude an old warhorse.

source:  http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Kerala / by Special Correspondent / Thiruvananthapuram  – September 17th, 2017