|Prof. Mohammad Mahmoodur Rahman Khan Afridi Died|
|News - Education|
|Written by Mediabharti Syndication Service|
|Tuesday, 12 January 2010|
Aligarh (India): A condolence meeting was held at the Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University to express profound sense of grief and sorrow on sad demise of Prof. Mohammad Mahmoodur Rahman Khan Afridi who served the department and the University with distinction for more than three decades.
Prof. Afridi was born on May,07, 1931 in Farrukhabad district of UP. He did his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from AMU, Aligarh and obtained Ph.D. degree in 1960 from UK. His works on nitrate reductase is widely acclaimed and cited even today. He joined as lecturer in 1951 in the Department of Botany. Earlier he also served as Science teacher at Tibbiya College AMU. He became Reader in 1961, Professor in 1978 and retired from University services on 31.05.1991.
Prof. Afridi’s field of specialization was Plant Physiology. He was a distinguished scientist in this field and established a plant nutrition laboratory at AMU to study the macro nutrients. He got more that 100 research papers published in National and International journals of repute and attended several national and International conferences.
Prof. Afridi supervised 8 Ph.D. and several M.Phil. students. He was President of Indian Society for Plant Physiology. He was a dedicated teacher, a very devoted researcher, supervisor and a committed person who was always ready to help students. His contribution to corporate life of the University shall not be forgotten.
Prof. Afridi also served as Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, Head of the Botany Department, Manager, Abdullah Nursery School, Convener, Professional Courses, President, Gymkhana Club and Member of Several Committees of AMU. He was also founder member of Sultan Jahan Coaching Centre.
Prof. Mohammad Mahmoodur Rahman Khan Afridi is survived by a son and two daughters.
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