Jamiaite Naushad Ahmad Ansari has died in Lucknow.
My senior in Jamia Millia Islamia and friend Naushad Ahmad Ansari passed away on Sunday in Lucknow, according to Jamia PRO Ahmad Azeem.
Sharing this sad information in his timeline, he wrote: “He was working as Fine Arts lecturer in a college in Oman. He has come to India on Eid vacations and met with the tragic incident yesterday, when their boat capsized in a canal near Lucknow and he died. He died while saving his wife and two daughters, who were also on the boat. This incident shows the tragic state of emergency response mechanism in the country. Request all to pray for him. There were other people too on the boat. All other including Naushad’s wife and children are safe.”
Ahmad Azeem wrote: “Lucknow journalist who are in my friend list should do a story on it too. No safety arrangements like life jackets, divers etc at canal.”
Also, he shared photo of Naushad.
The news has left alumni in mourning with many of them expressing their shock on the social media with the post soliciting several comments too.
It is shockkng and many are devastated, said Delhi-based alumnus Yasir.
The report edited after Azeem made a few changes in his post later on.