The 27th death anniversary of the eminent Pakistan scientist and intellectual Prof. Dr. Saleemuzaman Siddiqui was observed at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – University of Karachi on Wednesday.
The spokesman of the ICCBS – University of Karachi said that special prayers were offered for the departed soul of Prof. Siddiqui, while Quran and Fateha Khawani were also held for ladies and gents separately in the center.
Paying tribute to Prof. Siddiqui, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, and COMSTECH Coordinator General said that the deceased professor was a scientist, philosopher, artist, poet, critic of literature, and futurist of science. He was a polymath of social and natural sciences. Prof. Siddiqui was the founding director of the internationally famous H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, he said.
In their messages, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Irqi and Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, ICCBS Patron-in-chief and Chairman of Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology also paid tribute to the great scholar, and said that his colossal services for Pakistan will always be remembered.