Mehmood-ur-Rehman passes away
Former IAS officer of JK cadre and vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Mehmood ur Rehman passed away in Lucknow on Friday evening. He was 75.
His son Monis ur Rehman told Greater Kashmir that Mehmood ur Rehman was admitted in hospital after complaint of pain in head. "After reaching hospital the pain got aggravated and he was shifted to ICU."
Monis said that after a few hours, his father breathed his last. He said that the family had arrived in Lucknow for a wedding. "He will be laid to rest in his native village Balinda, Fatehpore, on Sunday."
Rehman served at various positions in administration from July 1967 as Assistant Commissioner in Anantnag to Additional Chief Secretary (Home), J&K government, from December 1989 to April 1995.
Awarded Padam Shri in 1991, he was known for his role as chairman of the 2008 Committee on Socio-Economic Backwardness of Muslims in Maharashtra.
Rehman was appointed vice-chancellor Aligarh Muslim University in May 1995 and served till July 2000.
He also served as the chairman of Bombay Mercantile Cooperative Bank and Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs from September 2000 to August 2002. In November 1991, he worked on the release of Indian Oil Official, K. Doraiswami and Nahid Soz, daughter of Prof Saifuddin Soz, former union minister of environment, Government of India, and also played a vital role as the chief negotiator for the JK Government in the resolution of Hazratbal crisis in Kashmir in November 1993.