It is with profound grief this is to inform that Mrs. Tausif Usmani, the noble mother of Prof. Najma Akhtar, the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) passed away on the night of 15th January, 2023. The burial took place on 16th January in Bangalore. The Vice Chancellor has indeed suffered a huge loss, and it is difficult to fill the void left by her mother’s sad demise.
Jamia fraternity grieve for the loss and condole with the Vice Chancellor, her family, brother and sisters in earnest, with sincerest sympathies. Jamia fraternity stand with her in her bereavement.
A noble example of the inspiring and sublime values for which an ideal Indian mother and wife stands, the late Mrs. Tausif Usmani, wife of the late Mr. Hashmat Husain Usmani, the then Director of Education (U.P), was a boon to her family, and also to her close and distant relatives. A great asset to the community and the society, she was held in high esteem by virtue of her empathetic love and service which her children represent with due sincerity.
It is all due to her marvelous grooming and inculcation of ethical values in her children that they are able to embody in them her devotion, commitment, enlightenment and progressive outlook. With high ideals and modern values that she combined in her personality, she took proper and due care of her children after the death of her husband in 1995.
She is survived by Mr. Jawed Usmani, her son, and three daughters, grandsons and granddaughters. Her ideals will remain as an eternal source of inspiration for the members of her family and relatives in whose memory she will always live. They will carry out with fervor the mission of her life and thus raise her great memorial.
May the noble soul be favoured with the highest ranks and station in heaven!.