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Acclaimed academician Prof Hamida dies at Apollo after prolong illness

Professor Hamida Ahmad, 72, former Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Aligarh Muslim University today passed away after a prolonged illness at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

She is survived by her husband Professor Khwaja Shamim, former Pro-Vice Chancellor of AMU, one son and two daughters. She was the daughter of former deputy speaker of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Nafisul Hasan.

Professor Hamida Ahmad, who had an illustrious academic career and services to the University, started her career as lecture in the Department of Psychology in 1968, became Reader in 1984 and later became Professor in the same department.

A committed and highly acclaimed academician, Prof. Ahmad served the University as Chairman of the Department of Psychology, Founding Director of Centre for Distance Education and Provost, Abdullah Hall.

She had been a member of UGC and other important academic bodies.

Expressing profound grief and sorrow on Professor Ahmad’s demise, the Aligarh Muslim University administration has conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for high pedestal for her in Jannah.

The burial will take place today after Maghrib Namaz at University graveyard.

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