– Raheem Khan
Jaipur, Nov. 28: Rajasthan Milli Council (RMC) General Secretary Advocate Abdul Qayyum Akhtar breathed his last here Monday. He was 81.
Many Muslim social and religious organizations of Rajasthan expressed grief and condolences on his death.
Expressing condolences on his death, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was deeply saddened to know that Abdul Qayyum Akhtar has passed away.
Akhtar was Chairman of Rajasthan Waqf Board. “His service to the community along with changing its economic and educational conditions will always be remembered. I pray to God to give the deceased a high place in Jannatul Firdaus with forgiveness and to give strength to Ghamzada family to bear this shock,” Gehlot said.
RMC spokesperson Advocate Mujahid Naqvi said that due to the death of Abdul Qayyum Akhtar, Rajasthan has been deprived of a Muslim leader. “Abdul Qayyum Akhtar is a name which the Muslims of Rajasthan can never forget,” he said.
He added that Abdul Qayyum Akhtar played an important role in establishing the Rajasthan Madrasa Board. He not only played an important role in getting the TADA law removed in Rajasthan, but was also at the forefront in getting TADA prisoners released from jail.
He established Rahmani Model School, a big school for boys and girls in Jaipur and obtained fifty lakh rupees as government assistance to build the building of this school. The children studying in the school were provided assistance worth lakhs of rupees from the government. He also played an important role in providing government assistance worth crores of rupees to madrasas. He also played an important role in appointing para-teachers in madrasas.
He was a member of the Muslim Personal Law Board and All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat.
With his efforts Rajasthan not only gained prominence among the Muslim intellectuals of India but also became the identity of the Muslim community of Rajasthan throughout the country.
Advocate Mujahid Naqvi said the star of Rajasthan has now departed from this world. “I have spent 43 years of my life with him. I pray to Allah to grant his soul the highest place in Jannatul Firdaus,” he added.
In condolence messages to the relatives of the deceased, Milli Council President Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Abdullah Mugheethi and its General Secretary and Chairman Institute of Objective Studies, Dr. Muhammad Manzoor Alam and all other officials of the Council expressed their deep grief and sorrow over the death of Abdul Qayyum Akhtar Advocate.
He was very active in programs like Karwan-i-Azadi and Milli Education Karwan, Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Political Awareness, Dastoor Bachao Malik Banao National Convention, etc. His death is not only a great tragedy for his relatives but the All India National Council has lost a very important friend and leader. May Allah forgive the deceased and bless the relatives with patience.
He was buried in the Ghat Gate cemetery here. Officials of many religious and social organizations of Rajasthan attended his funeral.