He will be buried at the University Graveyard today after the Asr prayer.
His son Dr. Shahid Jameel is an eminent scientist in New Delhi and Dr. Afashan Hashim is a business development, regulatory affairs and scientific consultant, USA.
Born on January 1, 1933. He got his early education from Christian College, Lucknow and obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from AMU in 1952 and 1954 respectively. Prof. Siddiqui obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1962 from School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA.
Prof. Majid Siddiqui held the positions of Consultant in Biochemistry, Khartoum, Sudan (1985-86), Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, AMU (1986-88), Head of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Basrah, Iraq (1977-81), Research Assistant, University of California, USA (1959-62).
Prof. Siddiqui was a brilliant student and was awarded Faculty of Science prize for securing highest marks in B.Sc. I year (1950), Gold Medal in 1952 for securing first position in B.Sc. (1952-53).
Recognition of his research work includes US Patent No. 3, 62, 94, 49 dated December 21, 1971 on ‘A Process of Combating hypercholesterolemia wherein 3-hydroxy-e-methylglutric acid’. He had also been the member of different academic and administrative bodies of the Aligarh Muslim University. He was the first provost of Mohammad Habib Hall.