Our Correspondent /Gaya
Well known academician, social worker and noble human being of Gaya, Prof Shaukat Ali passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Bangalore where he was undergoing treatment for some time. He was 67. He survived by his wife Asamat, son Sharim Ali and three daughters Shehla Jabeen, Sadaf and Sanober.
Prof Ali was the youngest son of noted Islamic scholar and author Syed Riyasat Ali Nadvi. His son Sharim Ali is also well known politician of Bihar
His funeral will take place at his ancestral village Abgila in Gaya on Sunday.
His death has sent pall of gloom among his relatives, friends and well wishers. He retired as Principal of Jagjivan College Gaya where he spent most of his academic and professional life. He was also fond of NCC in the college and rose to the rank of a Major.
During his service and after retirement, he remained involved in social activities of the city and state. He was particularly concerned over education of poor and community. He always used to help poor and meritorious students.
His death has left a huge void in the Gaya social circle..