Mr Syed Wiqar Husain Jafri, resident of Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi left for heavenly abode on 12 July, 2021 at 5.30 pm due to Cardiac Arrest at the age of 81

Mr Syed Wiqar Husain Jafri, resident of Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi left for heavenly abode on 12 July, 2021 at 5.30 pm due to Cardiac Arrest at the age of 81. He was taken to Kailash Hospital, NOIDA where he breathed his last. He was a heart patient since 1983, got Heart Bypass Surgery done in 2003, but was very fit and active for his age. His wife Mrs Aziza Jafri had also left recently for heavenly abode on 26 April, 2021{13th of Ramzan month} at the age of 77 due to Corona. She was weak and ailing-partially paralysed since July 2017 after suffering a Stroke during Angioplasty surgery in Kailash Hospital. Mr Jafri took good care of her for 4 years with help of his son, daughter & wife’s sister. It looks like that probably the grief of wife’s death took a toll on his heart’s health. His regular health checkups were on, family was taking good care of him but God had other plans.
The lovely and popular couple had completed 50 years of married life on October 8, 2020.

Mr Wiqar Jafri was buried on 13 July 2021, 5.30 pm in presence of all relatives & many well wishers in the Qabristan of “Mansabia Imambargah & Masjid” in Meerut City,UP, where his wife was laid to rest on 27 April 2021 as per her Wasiyat & wish in her homecity. Mr Jafri’s 3rd day prayers were held in Meerut. Chaliswan Majlis will be held at Imambargah Shah-e-Mardan, Jorbagh, Delhi on Sunday, 8 August 2021 at 11 am.

Late Wiqar Jafri was the last one living of the 6 children of his parents. He was M.A., B.Lib. from Aligarh Muslim University, served Ministry of Civil Aviation, New Delhi for 30+ years as Chief Librarian-Gazetted Officer and retired in July 2000. He belonged to Aligarh & his father Late Dr Syed Tafazzul Husain Jafri-a Veterinary Doctor who was the Director of Animal Husbandry Department of a big Tehseel of UP, hailed from an illustrious Zamindar family of Malerkotla, Punjab.
Late Wiqar Jafri’s wife M.A.(Hindi); B.Ed.from AMU was a mountaineer of the mid 1960s; 1st Girl Cadet Instructor in India to join NCC; served for 28 years and retired as officer from 3-Delhi Girls Battalion.
Mr Wiqar Jafri’s son Nabil Jafri, M.Tech.from AMU is a Class-I officer-a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Urban Development, New Delhi & his wife is M.A.Psychology from AMU.
His daughter Dr Tarannum Jafri Baig is a teacher-trainer, DU alumna, Ph.D.from Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia and is married to a Doctor (M.D.General Medicine) from Andhra Pradesh and lives in Bangalore.

Mr Wiqar Jafri was 5th of 3 brothers & 3 sisters. All his 5 siblings were AMU alumni and made the University proud in their govt. jobs. His eldest sister Late Prof Razia Jafri served the Department of Theology, AMU -taught Arabic & Islamic Studies and his eldest brother Late Syed Iqbal Husain Jafri was settled in Manchester as Class I officer in Department of Family & Child Health, Government of United Kingdom.

Late Mr Wiqar Jafri’s father was posted in Bulandshahr during 1947 post partition riots therefore the family survived but all his relatives got killed in Punjab. His mother was a graduate of the 1920s from Punjabi University, Patiala and her father-A big Zamindar, was Treasurer of the Maharaja Patiala’s state.

The devastated family, all relatives and friends are left orphaned after this tragedy.
Let’s pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul. Ameen.

His daughter Dr Tarannum Jafri Baig informed, “where her father and mother are laid to rest is a special Qabristan as it’s in the complex of an ancient Masjid and Imambargah . Mr Wiqar Jafri’s burial was attended by 70-80 people and 3rd day Majlis was attended by over 150 relatives and well wishers in Meerut. Due to her parents’ good deeds it all got arranged easily. Although her mother’s family has their own graveyard too, she wanted that to be her resting place where her mother & elder brother are buried. By God’s grace, with Papa, we were able to arrange graceful post death rituals for mummy also in those strange times with the help of my maternal relatives, i.e., mummy’s cousin brothers, sisters and nephews-nieces. Many people attended her burial and 3rd day-after demise rituals in April despite lockdown etc.”.

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