By Mir Mohsin Ali
RIYADH — Gulbarga NRI community in Riyadh paid rich tribute to congress leader Dr. Qamar Ul Islam died in Bengaluru recently.
Prominent NRIs and representative of various organization from the state of Karnataka and Hyderabad participated in the condolence meeting organized by Gulbarga NRIs at Paradise Restaurant recently.
Dr. Sayeed Mohiuddin, CEO, Gulbargs.com presided over the meeting. He highlighted the services and contribution and services of Qamar for the minority community.
Mir Liaqath Ali Hashmi highlighted various aspects of political career of Dr. Qamar Ul Islam. He said, “Qamar was such a dynamic leader that the Karnataka chief minister of that time when he was in politics called him tiger of Karnataka, especially as member of legislative assembly to member of parliament he defeated powerful leader from Gulbarga.” He said that Qamar was leader of all minorities.
Mohammed Azizuddin, vice president All India United Society, paid rich tribute to Qamar Ul Islam. He recollected his long-term association with Qamar as a student and lecturer at one of his colleges. He said Qamar was a powerful and dynamic leader and the vacuum created by his demise cannot be fulfilled.
Mohammed Saifuddin, joint editor, Yahind.com and a author of Expat Ride, said he got an opportunity to visit Bengaluru on the invitation of Qamar Ul Islam who was the chairman of Karnataka minority commission.
“Dr. Qamar gathered data about the status of minorities in Karnataka, which was helpful in framing various schemes for minorities. He also visited minority commission office and met with the members of the commission and had discussion about the activities of the commission,” he said.
Azmathullah Baig Khusro, Taufeeq, Abid Kamthan, Hafeez Pyarey, Abdul Hameed, Ghulam Ahmed, Ateeq, Rizwan Shahid, Ibrahim Khaleel also paid rich tribute to the departed leader.
Hafiz Khaja Aleemuddin recited the verses of Holy Qur’an to set off the event and Sadath Ali proposed vote of thanks.