SRINAGAR — Jamaat-e-Islami activist who was a great educationist and known as Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in his native Wadwan area in Budgam district died of COVID-19.
The deceased, Engineer Abdul Kahliq Mir alias AK Mir, passed away due to COVID-19 in Srinagar.
A former student of Regional Engineering College (1969-74), now National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, was an epitome of knowledge.
Having completed engineering in REC in 1974, he established HMT wrist watch unit in Srinagar which was a successful story in private sector till 1990.
Engineer Mir was an ardent supporter of Jammat-e-Islami. He lost two sons at young age between 2000 to 2012 after the eruption of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Before his untimely death, he was patronising a private high school in Wadwan area of Budgam that produced dozens of doctors, engineers and scientists.