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Jamia Professor dies; condolences pour in but top university officials give it a ‘miss’

It was on Saturday evening when report surfaced in the locality about the death of Dr Mohammad Ansar Alam, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, due to heart attack.

IMG-20170312-WA0019ALSO READ: Body of Jamia Prof, who died of heart attack, taken to his hometown in Bihar (video)

Condolences poured in with local residents and some Professors turning up in Shaheen Bagh and even at Holy Family Hospital. And as the rush of visitors swelled many were expecting visit from top university officials as Dr Alam was Professor of the university, said sources on the condition of anonymity, adding that nothing like this allegedly happened.

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Many people turned up at Dr Alam’s residence in Shaheen Bagh. Some university Professors were also there in personal capacity, but what left many stumped that until 12:30 am or so when the body was taken to Bihar for final rites, nobody allegedly saw any top university officials on the spot, said a source requesting anonymity.

He pointed out that for years it has been tradition of the university that at least during death one of the top officials does visit home, hospitals or graveyard, but nothing like this allegedly happened this time around.

However, a few pointed out that chances are that the top officials must have not been informed about the death of the faculty member.

OT.COM was unable to get official version with university being closed on holiday that is Sunday.

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