JEDDAH — Gulbarga NRIs in Jeddah held recently a condolence meeting and paid tribute to senior leader Late Qamar ul Islam, Karnataka’s Ex Cabinet minister for municipality, local body, minorities welfare and Wakf Board, at the residence of Sajid Shaikh.
Syed Nasir Khursheed, president Gulbarga Charitable and Welfare Trust (GCWT) Jeddah Chapter, said, “Qamar ul Islam was one of the most influential politicians who conquered the hearts of millions in Karnataka. He mesmerized people with his powerful oratory and welfare activities till his last breath.”
Khursheed added even the opposition parties condoled the loss of the iconic personality who singlehandedly ruled for 40 years in the hearts of Gulbarga residents. Khursheed sent condolences to the family on behalf of the Gulbarga team in Jeddah.
GCWT Vice President Mohammed Saleem Khalifa said “A huge vacuum has been created following the sad demise of very popular leader Qamar ul Islam.” He added Qamar was very bold leader always ready to help residents in need, irrespective of caste creed and religion and he never compromised on his principles in politics. Saleem Khalifa called on a community center and library in the name of our veteran leader to be established in Gulbarga.
GCWT General Secretary Sajid Shaikh said “Qamar ul Islam was leader of masses and his untimely death has saddened all. He worked a lot to solve problems of minorities and initiated series of projects for the betterment of the poor.”
Saleem Khan, public relation coordinator of the trust, said “Very few leaders in the history of Karnataka had such popularity an a huge number of people attended his funeral.”
Nadeem Javvad, executive member of the trust, said, ”I had very good relations with Qamar ul Islam as he was one of my father’s friends and I found him always very humble, down to earth and enjoyed his company.”
Ashraf Ali, executive member of the trust, said, “Qamarul Islam was an institution and a vibrant leader and there is hardly anyone around who could replace him.”
At the end Dua maghfirat was recited by all the attendees for the departed soul of great leader. — SG