The Global Jamia Alumni Network (GJAN) floated by Jamia Millia Islamia to bring alumni on one platform has come forward to bail out Asrar Jamayee, who is struggling for his survival these days.
In a moving message to Jamia alumni across the world, GJAN chairman Professor Moshahid Alam Rizvi wrote: “I wish to draw your kind attention towards the condition of an eminent Urdu poet and very senior Jamia alumni, Asrar Jamayee, who is struggling for his survival these days. Several news papers have recently reported about his day to day struggle and poor condition in which he lives. Global Jamia Alumni network humbly requests all Jamiaites to support our very own Jamiate in need, Asrar Jamayee.
Rizvi wrote: “It is really unfortunate that he has been declared dead in government records and his only source of income through pension is also seized. Currently he leads a lonely painful life in his single rented room.
“In such circumstances all the Jamiates who wish to help him, may please submit their contribution in the form of cheque payable to “Asrar Jamayee” to the Chairman, GJAN, Prof. Moshahid Alam Rizvi, Head, Department of Biosciences, Jamia millia Islamia, New Delhi. We wish to honour him by organising a function on around August 15, 2017. Kindly hurry with your help!”
Also, Rizvi has provided his phone number: 9911661657.
Asrar Jamayee, 80, lives in Batla House. And his story grabbed headlines recently that even a senior Minister of the Delhi Government had come to his house in Okhla assuring him all help. The status of his case is yet not known.