JMI alumnus, who was a hero during 1992 Mushirul Hasan agitation, is hospitalized of kidney failure
OT, October 19, 2012 11:58 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
A Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) alumnus, who by many was regarded as a hero when agitation was unleashed against historian and then pro vice-chancellor Mushirul Hasan in 1992, is hospitalized in Ninawati Hospital and undergoing dialysis thrice in a week.
Hasan was censured by students on the campus for his opposition to the Indian government’s 1988 decision to ban Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. And his alleged remark had deeply upset many students, including Ashraf Ali, who now is suffering from kidney disease and undergoing treatment.
Ali told OKHLATIMES over phone from Mumbai that he is back to his home today after being discharged.
“Doctors have suggested kidney transplantation. The whole process may take one month,” added Ali, a businessman based in Brunei for the last 16 years.
Two New Delhi-based JMI alumni, Md Ikram Ilahi along with Badruddin Qureshi, visited Mumbai a few days ago and met Ali.
“Both of his kidneys are not functioning properly. He is getting regular treatment and we pray for his quick recovery,” said Ilahi.
Badruddin Qureshi, who was the students’ union president in April 1992 when the campus was rocked by prolong protest, said: “He has kidney problem. Right now he is keeping good health. But doctors have suggested him kidney transplantation and we want it to be done as soon as possible. If the disease lingers then he may face other health issues.”
After graduating from JMI in 1991, Ali started his professional career and later on went to Brunei where he started his own business.
He has been in regular touch with JMI alumni and recently he had participated in a sumptuous party thrown by Badruddin Qureshi at Bonefire in Okhla.
Later on Hasan also returned JMI as vice-chancellor of the university and currently is director-general of the National Archives of India.
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