Pakistan Journal of Nematology,

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Eminent Nematologist Dr. Siddiqi has passed away




On behalf of the Pakistan Society of Nematologists, Staff of National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi shares the deep sorrow of all colleagues of the science research community of Pakistan for the sudden demise of Dr. Siddiqi. We are deeply saddened by the loss of the world renowned Nematologist who passed peacefully on to the everlasting heavenly abode on Friday, August 25, 2017 after protracted illness. We pray to Allah Almighty that departed soul may rest in eternal peace in heaven, Ameen!


The passing of Dr. Siddiqi is not only a big loss for those who have known him but for the entire research community. Due to the passing away of Dr. Siddiqi, NNRC as well as researchers in other countries of the world, has lost an outstanding nematologist and a dynamic researcher, who was always there with helping hands, fantastic coordinator, a gentle man and a nice human being. Those of us who were lucky to know him will always remember his kind and warm character as a great nematologist. He was selfless, devoted, honest and pragmatic. We recognize him as a keen person, devoted to the promotion of nematological research in the underdeveloped countries. No one can fill this gap. May Allah accept his unremitting endeavors in the advancement of Nematology. It is a great pity to lose such a very active and valuable eminent nematologist.


Dr. Siddiqi contributed a lot to the discipline of Nematology in Pakistan. He had a long-standing association with the Centre. Whenever, he came to Karachi he always met us with love and kind-hearted friendship which was a characteristic of his personality. His sudden death leaves his family, his colleagues and entire Nematology community in deep sadness and sorrow. He will be greatly missed for a long-time to come. He will be fondly remembered by all us and those who had the pleasure to know him and work with him.


May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul through His infinite mercy with eternal peace and give courage and fortitude to his family, friends and the scientific community to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen!


Prof. Dr. Shahina Fayyaz

and the NNRC Team