Srinagar: The Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday paid rich tributes to religious and spiritual scholar, Mirwaiz Moulana Atiqullah Shah (RA) on his 55th anniversary, who was also the former president of Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam.
Mirwaiz in a statement said that Atiqullah was a great Islamic scholar who was respected and loved by people and was easily accessible to all for guidance and help. “His contribution on social and educational fronts will be remembered for a long time,” he said.
“Atiqullah’s tenure with the Anjuman was a golden period as the institute produced a large number of doctors, scholars, engineers, scientists and intellectuals under his guidance, who excelled in their respective fields and earned fame for Kashmir. It was also during his tenure that the foundation for the Islamia College of Science and Commerce was laid and he ensured that educational activities are carried out from the premises of Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam,” the Hurriyat chairman said.