- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 6, 1940
- Place of birth:
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
- Date of passing: Mar 22, 2015
- Place of passing:
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Let the memory of Maqbool be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our father, Dr. Maqbool Hussain Jafary, who was born on September 6, 1940 and passed away on March 22, 2015. He was the most loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother. He was a healer of thousands. He was a benefactor to the poor. He was a mentor, a teacher and a role model to many. Rest comfortably, Dad. We and the rest of the world shall never forget you.
The Jafary family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and thanks for so many people expressively sharing our grief with their condolences. Judging by the way people spoke of him either in person or over the phone, we realized that he was truly loved by people. They weren't just paying lip service to him, they expressed deep genuine affection. You have to be really special to have so many diverse people from so many different walks of life hold you in such reverence. We are blessed to be part of his family.
We were very moved by the numerous comments that were posted on the mailing lists that Daddy was part of when the news of his passing broke. We are very grateful to Mr. Shaukat Jawaid (his dear friend and colleague for over 40 years) for compiling all those wonderful words of affection and condolence from so many well wishers and publishing them on Pulse International. We have taken the liberty of copying and posting them down below (full text can be viewed online at http://www.pulsepakistan.com/index.php/main-news-april-15-15/1137-condolence-messages-received-for-late-dr-maqbool-h-jafary-from-all-over-the-world).
The family requests your continued help in keeping our Dad's memory alive by placing some comments or sharing some anecdotes of your association with him on his memorial site.
Mrs. Perveen Jafary
Dr. Fahim Jafary (son) & Dr. Tazeen Jafar
Tehseen Jafary (daughter) and Robert Ali Virden
Samina Ali Vardag (daughter) and Ali Vardag
Tahira Jafary (daughter) and Faisal Hashmi
Amna Jafary (daughter) and Mansoor Jafary
Faizan Ali (grandson)
Ali H. Jafary (grandson) and Sarah Jafary (granddaughter)
Maya Vardag (granddaughter) and Nyle Vardag (grandson)
Minah Hashmi (granddaughter) and Emaad Hashmi (grandson)
Mikail Jafary (grandson) and Alisha Jafary (granddaughter)
Manzoor Jafary (brother) and Salma Jafary
Javaid Jafary (brother) and Shaan Jafary
Dr. Mahmood ul Hasan Jafary (brother) and Nighat Jafary
Tahir Jafary (brother) and Farhat Jafary
Bilal, Mansoor, Qasim (and Suzan), Hasan Jafary (nephews)
Masooma (and Asim), Zaira (and Adnan), Hajira (and Sohaib), Myra, Tania, Manal and Maha Jafary (nieces)
"I shall never forget my childhood associations with you.I very often remember you and pray my Lord Allah to bless you heavenly Abode.
"Sing on,as if in pain;
And dreaming through the twilight.
That doth not rise nor set,"
"It's been 2 years today daddy. The void is huge, the sadness is immense. You've left a vacuum in our lives which seems impossible to fill or get over. I know. Time is the best healer; we are not there yet though. At least I am not, most certainly. Others at least meet you in their dreams. I've seen you just once. Wish you would visit more and talk to me more in my dreams....I yearn for that.
You're always present in my heart and thoughts daddy. Miss you more than I can ever, ever express in words. You've left a huge responsibility on our, on my shoulders, to take care of mom's affairs in the best possible manner. Guide me through it as well please.
Love you dad."
"We will never forget Dr. Jafary Sahib. He is very much missed by all of us. May Allah (S) shower His mercy and give him highest place in Jannah. Aameen."
"Dearest Baray Daddy!! Its been almost 2 years since you passed away and I have had the most difficult time visiting this page and leaving a tribute to you. I guess I never wanted to accept that you are not there anymore and leaving this note just knocks the reality of it into my face. Nonetheless, I guess sooner or later, we have to accept these harsh realities of life and face them head on.
Baray Daddy, I feel no matter what I write here can do justice to how I feel about you and the irreparable loss your passing away has been for our entire family. When our Grand Father (Abba Ji) left us, you filled that void with so much grace and beauty. I feel you went 2 steps ahead of him when it came to being an exemplary human being, loving us and providing absolute strength and support to the family. You Baray Daddy have earned so much respect for our Jafary Family name for which we all will always be thankful to you. I hope we can replicate the same and follow your footsteps in our day to day conduct.
I wish I had the opportunity to ask, how you managed to develop so many qualities as I haven't seen many people who are that good at so many things. Just to name a few of your countless attributes:
You were a thorough professional who reached pretty much the top of the corporate ladder, an amazing physician recognized at all levels, a wonderful singer/musician, calligrapher, editor, writer, poet,...... the list just goes on. How did you do all this Baray Daddy???
At the end, I would like to just say this. I wish I can be a fraction of as good a human being as you were. I am honored and blessed to be related to you and part of your larger family. You Baray Daddy will always be remembered in our hearts and will continue to be an inspiration for many Jafary generations."
"Almost after two years when I came to know about the sad demise of our school and college friend “Maqbool” the only words I could utter were “Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ellehey Rajeoon”.
From our childhood at Rang Mahal School to the evenings of sungeet and delicious food at his home in London and Karachi, his radiant face and welcoming words will always remain in our memories as one of the happiest persons Blessed with God gifted qualities.
Maqbool’s most salient childhood characteristics remained unchanged in his life. I remember our teacher Harnam Das used to praise Maqbool’s Urdu and English hand-writing as “it is like pearls threaded in silk lines – Aey Munda app vi Moti ay tey eday sub kam vi moti nain”. Needless to say that this praise became an everlasting inspiration in my life-time to improve my handwriting. Our Geometry Drawing teacher Kahn Singh used to say about every three dimensional drawings of Maqbool “yeh sheeshay main tasveer uttar di haey”. Other passion of Maqbool’s life was his incessant desire to help the needy as quietly as possible. This divine gift was certainly etched in his most successful Medical profession.
In my remaining life, he will always be remembered by me as a friend in the true meaning of his name “Maqbool”. I pray for his soul to rest in peace and May God be with all family and friends to accept this Divine decree.
Friend since 1949."
"MAY GOD BLESS YOU HEAVENLY ABODE AND REST YOUR SOUL IN PEACE.AMEEN"
"I am one of his class fellow of our child hood.I am deeply grieved to hear the death of my dearest friend,Dr.Maqbool Hussain jafary.He was
a great friend,a professional concerned doctor for the fellow human being.May Allah rest his soul in peace and grant,"SABEREJAMEEL" to
Engr.Raja Azhar Khan"
"Still not believe that Dr. Maqbool Jafary is no longer with us. He was a very kind man and an institution in himself. We are missing you a lot. May you receive the highest place in Jannat. We will miss Dr. Jafary a lot at the PAME conference being held at UHS Lahore from April 1-2, 2016."
"What a lively, positive, helpful and jolly man he was! Dr. Jafery, you are very much missed by your friends! May Allah bless you soul. (Aamen)"
"Jafary sahib was an Institution in his personality,I had the good fortune of his association for more the 3 decades.His oustanding quality was that he was a perfect gentleman.As a Founding member of Pakistan Hypertension League he played vital role in its academic activities,he developed the national guidelines on Hypertension which received wide acknoweldgement both nationaly as well as internationaly.I enjoyed each moment spent in his company full of knoweldge,humor & humanity he was a very lively personality.His commitment to profession was remarkable,despite his illness he participated at the last PHL meeting at Larkana where we were delighted to confer the life time achievement award for his services for PHL.Jafary sahib has left us but his memories will remain with us for ever.I pray Allah to bless his soul. Prof Mohammad Ishaq Sec General,PHL"
"Not a single day passes by that I haven't miss Daddy and it has never been that I haven't shed tears at every thought.
The most amazing thing is that he had a distinctive relationship with each one of us and what is even more amazing that no one else knew of the depth and specialty that the relationship held. I was no different. I cannot put the relation I shared with him into words but maybe there's one thing explains it and that is when I called him "My Friend". Even though this was a recent developement, we would greet each other that way and have a great laugh over thinking how cool this was. Now, I sit and think who I can call "My Friend" with such joy. No one.
Not to forget, Daddy and I had a special bond over sharing our own world of music. Needless to say that he inspired me for it. We would often sit down with his Ustaad Sahab in his music room and just indulge ourselves into all those harmonies and music notes. I would sit there listening to him and being mesmerized ovet what amazing control he had over the knowledge of music. I would often share a music track with him that i'd think he would like and he on the other hand used to suggest tracks that he would think would suit my voice. It was an on going process. Till date, his melodious voice rings in my ears and God! what would I do to hear him sing again. Now, I feel lost. I have almost begun thinking that my own music died with him. Singing is not the same without his encouragement and has become a painful memory.
Thats the uniqueness everyone's bond with him! Everyone lost something or the other when he left.
I miss you unimagineably My Friend. I would be the luckiest in the world if I get to become even half of what you were. Love, Tano."
""Dr. Maqbool Jafary was,indeed,humanity with all its virtues personified.
He and I became classmates in our undergrad college and went through medical school together.Maqbool was a bright student,who went on to become a physician par excellence.His perfect manners,polite temperament and an infectious smile distinguished him.
He will,always,be missed and remembered dearly."Maqbool,may your soul rest in peace in Junnat, Aameen!"
"Speechless! This is indeed a great loss and Dr Jafary will definitely be missed.
May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to all who knew him and above all his family."
"We have lost one of the most loveable healthcare professional Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary. It is an irreparable loss for all who knew him. He was an intelligent learned doctor, a very affectionate friend and colleague and above all a gem of a human being. He had a distinguished career lasting thirty two years in Pharma industry. His services towards improved medical care to the ailing humanity, his contributions to promote the use of Aspirin in its well established indications are praiseworthy. We pray that his soul rest in peace and may Allah grant his family the strength to bear this loss. Ameen.
Mrs. Qaiser Rehman,
Icon Pharmaceuticals Private Ltd.
"Although I personally did not have the privilege to have met him, all these kind words from his colleagues goes to show in what high esteem he was placed by those who knew him. My condolences to his family. In the name of Allah, most gracious most merciful, “O reassured soul, return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing (to Him). And enter among My (righteous) servants And enter My paradise.” Holy Quran Fajr: 27=30.
Prof. Yousef M Abdulrazzaq
Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatology,
UAE University, Al Ain, UAE."
"Thanks for sending me the link of “Off the Record Column” about death of Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary. I felt so sad by this loss of a truly dedicated professional who will be remembered for years. His contribution to promote scientific publication was a singular honour in addition to his other role in the uplift of education, teaching, training and supporting ethical way of practice in our country.
I only had a limited contact with him. He was very kind to me and especially always appreciated and supported our work in the field of psychiatry. May his soul rest in peace. I know your grief as you have lost a great friend. I join you in passing on our sympathies to his family.
Dr. Afzal Javed, UK."
"We would like to express our deep condolences on sudden death of Maqbool Jafary .We know this is very difficult but you have to accept this reality. We will pray to God to give peace to his soul. We understand that words are not enough to heel this great loss but you need to keep patience. All the members of our journal team have sent their sincere sympathy to you. Please, pass on our commiserations to his family and convey to them our condolences and ask Allah to give patients them in these difficult times.
"It is with great sadness and sorrow to hear the news of loss of Dr. Maqbool Jafary. I pray to God to offer his family and beloved ones the patience for living with tragic event and to rest his soul in peace.
Prof Faisal Alnasir,
Former, University Vice President,
Arabian Gulf University,"
"I was deeply saddened by the tragic news of the demise of our brother, friend and colleague Dr. Maqbool Jafary. We all remember that the credit goes to him and few of his colleagues for establishing EMAME. I met Dr. Jafary for the first time at the first EMAME conference in Cairo when he was playing a leading role in the conference deliberations and in the evolution of EMAME as a reputable organization. I remember his zeal, dedication and friendly nature. Dr. Jafary’s great contributions to EMAME will always be remembered with honor and pride. He will be greatly missed by all.
My sincere condolences to Dr. Jafary’s family and all Pakistani friends and colleagues; specially Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid.
Prof. Hassan Bella,
Editor-in-Chief, Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences
College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia."
"My deepest sympathy and condolences to Dr. Maqbool Jafary’s family and the people of Pakistan and all EMAME members. It is indeed a great loss to all of us in EMAME. Dr. Jafary was a great leader and a very persuasive one in inculcating interest in EMAME. May his soule rest in peace, Ameen.
Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (SQUMJ),
Muscat, Â Oman."
"I on behalf of myself and Editorial staff of Audiology (journal), and Auditory and Vestibular Research (journal) convey our deepest condolence on sad demise of Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary to his family, friends and all journal’s great society. we hope by heart Allah bless Dr. Jafary’s soul to rest in peace.
Chairman & Fuculty member
Tehran University of Medical Sciences"
"Grieved to know the tragic loss of Dr Maqbool H Jafary. Please convey my heartfelt condolences to all concerned and particularly to the bereaved family. May God give them the courage to bear this great loss. Ameen
Prof Dr Ahmad Iqbal
Editor, Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, Islamabad."
"The following needs to be sent to Dr. Jafary’s family.
We are deeply saddened by Dr. Jafary’s death. He was such a great and lovely person which we will never forget his good memories. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May God bless his soul and rest him in peace.
Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi, MD,
The Journal of Tehran University Heart Center, Tehran, Iran"
"Dear Dr. Shaukat,
My deep condolences to you Dr. Shaukat and to his family. Losing a friend or a member of our families comes like a swift wind but what it makes it a bit comfortable in the beginning is that Dr. Maqbool is now resting in the arms of Allah (God), and Inshallah rests in Heaven.
May Allah bless you and his family during this time of grief. It is really hard to lose a scientist like Dr. Maqbool. Thank you Dr. Shaukat for your kind.
Dr. Younis Skaik,
"Dear Shaukat Bhai,
Let the tears to flow. They will flow. Let them flow. That is why I wrote conjoined twin. But the world moves on whether we weep, sob or cry.
"It is very sad news about our friend Dr. Maqbool Jafary demise, its great loss of a dear friend who was very helpful and had a smile at all times. God bless his soul and give his family courage to bear this loss.
Ahmed J Jamal
"I was immensely grieved to know the tragic loss of Dr. Maqbool H Jafaray. Please convey my heartfelt condolences to all concerned and particularly to the bereaved family. May God give them the courage to bear this great loss. Ameen
Prof. Dr Ahmad Iqbal
Editor, Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, Islamabad."
"I pray to almighty Allah to give him mercy, rest his soul in heaven and provide his relative the patients on his loss.
Professor, College of Medicine,
Al Faisal University, KFSHRC, Saudi Arabia."
"May Allah rest his soul in Jannah. Dr. Jafary is an irreparable loss to the country and EMAME.
"It was a very sad news. May his soul rest in peace and have highest rewards in Heaven.
Prof. Dr. Nasir Khokhar
Shifa International Hospital
Editor, Rawal Medical Journal."
"Dr. Jafary’s death is an irreparable loss to the country and EMAME. May his soul rest in peace!
My deepest condolences to the family, the country and EMAME.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, UK."
"Extremely shocked to hear the sad demise of Dr. Maqbool Â H. Jafary, Chairman Editorial Board of PJMS, Founder member of PAME and former President of EMAME. He was indeed a thorough professional, gentleman and a polite physician. When I first met him in a PAME meeting I reminded him that he was my parent’s old-time physician. He was very encouraging. I pray to Almighty Allah to keep his soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. Ameen.
Managing Editor, JCPSP, Karachi."
"This is certainly a loss for the EMAME as an organization. His contribution in the medical field will always be remembered our. Condolences to all and to his family.
"May Allah rest his soul in peace and grant sabrejameel to his family. Ameen.
Dr. Ali Yawar Alam
"Deep condolences, although i have not had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jafary but i have got know him here through the email correspondence in EMAME, very active and encouraging person.
Doaa El-Sheikh M Younis
Editor of The Egyptian
Cairo University, Egypt."
"“Ina Li Allah Wa Ina Ilihe Rajaoon” May Allah Rest His Soul in Peace. Please accept our condolences.
Omran Bakoush MD PhD
Associate Professor Department of Nephrology, Lund University,
S-221 85 Lund, Sweden."
"Deep condolences, although I have not had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jafary but I have got to know him here through the email correspondence in EMAME, very active and encouraging person.
Cairo University, Egypt."
"The Editorial Board and staff of JRMS convey deepest condolence. May God bless his soul in peace.
Brig. Gen. Ala M. Al-Heresh, MD, FRCP
Editor; Journal of The Royal Medical Services, Jordan."
"On behalf of the Saudi Journal for Dental Research Editorial board I extend our condolence on the demise of Dr. Maqbool Jafary, May Allah rest his soul in peace.
Nahid Y. Ashri
Editor In Chief SJDR
College Of Dentistry King Saud Universit, Riyadh 11462."
"May Allah rest his soul in Jinnah. A very fine gentleman excellent physician and above all a very good human being.
Masood Hameed Khan
Vice Chancellor, DUHS."
"Dr. Maqbool Jafary had a great input to EMAME, with influence, charm and over all pleasant attitude. Memorial moments with him will last long as his name remembered. Indeed, our condolence with great admiration should go to all of us EMAME members, family and friends. May Allah the mighty surrounds him with great mercy and forgiveness. [Ina lillah wa ina ilehe rajeeon]. Do accept my condolence.
Mohamed A Daw
Vice President of EMAME,
Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli-LIBYA."
"I, on behalf of Editorial Staff of The Professional Medical Journal convey our condolence on the sad demise of Dr. Maqbool Jafary Ex EMAME President. May Allah bless his soul in peace in eternity and bestow mercy on him.
Prof. Muhammad Shuja Tahir.
The Professional Medical Journal
"Please accept my deepest condolences on the sad demise of Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary. God bless him and his family, and peace be upon him. The Zybs suggestion on naming on an Award to make his name alive is a good idea. I think Shaukat can follow this nomination.
Payam Kabiri, MD. PhD.
Provision & Journals Improvement Department,
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran."
"A truly great & humble man who will be sadly missed. Those of us who knew and interacted with him should consider ourselves blessed. I would like to suggest that his memory lives on perhaps in the form of an award or prize for research named in his honor.
Prof. Zbys Fedorowicz
Director, The Bahrain Branch of the UK Cochrane Centre"
"I met Dr. Jafary at the EMMJ5 Medical Journals conference organized by EMAME held at Karachi Pakistan and even after this time I still remember him for being wonderfully polite with a great sense of humour. I am very sad to hear of this news. He will be missed.
Research Communication and
PSP Consulting, Oxford, UK."
"I am sad to hear the sad news. My condolences to all.He is a big loss.
"Sad to hear about the demise of Dr. M. Jafery. I pray for his soul to rest in eternity and to give courage and strength to all the bereaved to bear this enormous loss. I also suggest the his last video message to the EMMJ6 at Shiraz, Iran may be uploaded on the PAME lists erve so that those wo did not attend the conference can have an idea of his vision for the EMAME and medical writing and publishing.
Prof. Dr. Fazal Ghani
Editor -in- Chief, Journnal of The Pakistan Prosthodontics
"Dr. Maqbool Jafary, ex-EMAME President, will always be remembered. Indeed his message to the inaugural session of EMMJ6 meeting recently held during February, 2015 in Shiraz was an inspiring warm message, which made us all feel that he was with us. May Allah bless Dr. Jafary’s soul, and bestow His mercy on him. Please convey to his family our condolences and ask Allah to stand by them in these difficult times.
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Amin Mandil
WHO EMRO, Cairo. Egypt."
"Dear Shaukat Bahi,
I was shocked to know about the sad demise of our great mutual friend Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary.I have no words to express my grief on this great loss. He was indeed a wonderful person a loyal & trustworthy friend & a man with great qualities. May Allah bless him with Maghfarat. I am going to write an Obituary for him to be published in Pulse I am sure you will have a lot to say in this regard. I tried to phone you this morning but there was no response.
Prof. M. ISHAQ
currently in U.K ."
"I have no words to explain the efforts of Dr. Maqbool H. Jaffary for establishing PAME. He had great contributions as a teacher,, organizer. Extremely dedicated personality.
Dr. Muhammad Anwar Chaudary
Neurosurgeon, LGH, Lahore."
"It’s indeed very sad news. His services for Medical Journalism in Pakistan will remain in our hearts. May Allah bless him with Jannah and Give Sabr to all his relatives and well wishers. Ameen.
Dr. Muhammad Irfan,
"A very humble and nice person. May Allah bless him with Jannah. My condolences to all his family members and also to all PAME members
Dr. M. Najeeb Ansari,
"“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.” May Allah Bless his soul.
"May Allah bless his soul. Keep on thinking about the times when I met him. He was all kindness and courtesy; a thorough gentleman and a true professional.
Prof. Saba Sohail
"I was deeply saddened by the news of death of Dr. Maqbool Jafary. My heart felt condolences to you and his family. May Allah grant him Jannah. Ameen
Col. Khadija Qamar
"Very sorry to hear about Dr. Maqbool Jafary’s passing away. A great personality and enlightened human being. Please pass on my condolences to his family. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannat and give his near and dear ones the strength to bear this loss.
Prof Shams Nadeem Alam
"Very sad news. I was really impressed by his personality. He had real leadership quality of softness, determination and foresightedness. May Allah (S) shower His mercy and give him high in Jannah. Ameen.
Prof. Nazeer Khan,
"We are all deeply grieved. Indeed Dr. Jafary was like a fatherly figure and mentor to many of us. His sad demise is an irreparable loss. May Allah reward him Jannah,
"It is really a sad news. May god bless his soul. He was so inspiring and a typical mentor. I can never forget his support and hospitality. Please convey my condolence to all friends and colleagues in PAME. Specifically to the inmates of “Parmaq Villa”(his residence in Lahore.) I will miss him indeed very much and his absence will be felt from the bottom of our hearts. Please also transfer my condolence to his beloved wife.
"Thank you Dr. Fatema & Shaukat for giving us opportunity to share our emotions. It is a great loss for EMAME in general, PAME in particular and Pak J Med Sciences in principal. He was a gentle, learned, affectionate, compassionate and friendly “elder”.He was the type that everyone thought that he is closest to “me” only. He mentored and refined numerous editors in the last three decades. Every editor is indebted to him directly or indirectly. His talks, presentations, workshops and personnel advices were all gems.
All of us loved him, but my heart in particular goes out for his “conjoined twin” Shaukat Ali Jawaid. We always saw them together, hand in hand, everywhere around the globe in conferences and workshops. I know it will be very emotional time for him and his journal.I am sure Brother Shaukat Ali Jawaid will pick up all condolence messages, compile them and archive them for family & friends. May Allah bless his soule and give him the best place in heavens. We will miss Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary.
Dr. Ahmed Badar
College of Medicine, Dammam University, Dammam 31451, Saudi Arabia."
"We have lost a great human being , a top class academician who despite remaining outside the fringes of our academic courtyards did more for academics , research and education than all others put together. I have just offered a Fateha for his humble but independent soul who shall remain in our memories as permanently etched out emblem of love for reform of mankind through his high moral values, ethics and teachings. Kindly send me the phone number of his son to call.
Prof. Shabih Zaidi, UK ."
"I have been in much sorrow ever since I heard of the passing away of my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Maqbool Jafary. I came to know Maqbool when we first meet in Cairo in 2003 and at the inception of EMAME. He was a very kind and polite gentleman and I was impressed by his enthusiasm to form an association of medical editors in our region in order to improve the quality of medical journals in the EMR. His perseverance ended-up in him becoming the EMAME President for almost 4 years and during his tenure he accomplished a lot and encouraged all of us to think positively in the direction of improvement and self-sufficiency.
As someone who has to follow his path as the new EMAME President, I have a difficult task ahead of me, but his passing away and his vision to have a stronger EMAME, will surely help me in this endeavor.
Maqbool Jafary was recently awarded the plaque of Outstanding Merit as a Pioneer in Biomedical Editorship(in Shiraz during the EMMJ6), an honor he well deserved. He was a great mentor for many of us and his name and contributions will remain with us for many years to come. I hope that we can all move in his footsteps and finish the task he started. In addition, we will definitely set-up an award to honor his name and achievements, to be handed-out during the EMAME Conferences.
May Allah bless his soul and once again my deepest condolences to you all as well as to his dear family and beloved ones.
Farhad Handjani, MD
EMAME President on behalf
of EMAME EC."
"This is indeed very sad news. Please convey my condolences to his family. We will remember him as a model of professionalism, someone who remained enthusiastic and committed right to the end.May we all be so dedicated. Above all he was a warm soul who epitomized the international spirit of sharing that we all seek through EMAME. My sympathies to you and all his colleagues and friends.
E. Jane Nicholson
Knowledge, Languages & Publishing
WHO EMRO, Cairo."
"This huge loss and sad news is shared and felt by all those who know Dr. Maqbool Jafary. His life was full of generous giving and never waiting for a reward from anybody. I recall the first time we discussed and considered creating EMAME and how enthusiastic he was about the idea as he realised immediately the value of such an organization not only for researchers, editors etc. but more important how it will contribute to better health in the Region. His dedication over all these years to high quality health information and research is his legacy. My sincere condolences to Dr. Jafary’s family, friends, peers and the whole people of the Region. He is a big loss that cannot be compensated. Let’s make his memory live forever and let’s follow his steps of being humble, honest, real scientist and real servant to the public.
Ethics and Research Department
WHO. Geneva. Switzerland."
"Tribute to Daddy by his colleagues
Full text at : http://www.pulsepakistan.com/index.php/main-news-april-15-15/1138-we-have-lost-a-great-human-being-top-class-academician-whose-contributions-towards-academics-education-and-research-are-tremendous-prof-shabih-zaidi
KARACHI: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) organized a condolence meeting for late Dr. Maqbool H.Jafary former President of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) and Chairman Editorial Board Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences at PMA House Karachi on March 28th 2015. Dr. Fatema Jawad President Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) and Chief Editor of Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) was the host.
Dr. Fatema Jawad in her introductory remarks paid rich tributes to late Dr.Maqbool H.Jafary and also showed some pictures from the EMMJ3 which was held at Shiraz Iran as well as from EMMJ4 from Bahrain. Dr. Jamshed Akhtar General Secretary PAME and Editor of JCPSP read the message received from current President of EMAME Prof. Farhad Handjani while Mr.Shaukat Ali Jawaid read the messages from Prof. M.Ishaq former President of Pakistan Hypertension League and Prof. Shabih H.Zaidi an eminent ENT Surgeon and a dear colleague of Dr.Maqbool H. Jafary, both of whom are now in UK and sent their messages specially to be read on this occasion. Prof. Ishaq termed late Dr.Maqbool H.Jafary not only an outstanding physician but an institution in himself who was known for his friendly advice to everyone. Everyone who came in contact with him thought that as if he was his best friend. Prof. Shabih H.Zaidi in his message said “We have lost a great human being, a top class academician who despite remaining outside the fringes of our academic courtyards did more for academics, research and education than all put together. He shall remain in our memories as permanently etched out emblem of love for reform of mankind through his high moral values, ethics and teachings.
Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid said that he had an association with Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary lasting for over forty two years and he was a great source of strength for him. He was my mentor and we had extremely cordial relationship all these years. I learnt a lot from him, I dragged him in the field of Medical Journalism and here too he made tremendous contributions and left his imprints. He was affiliated with a large number of professional specialty organizations and even founded Pakistan Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (PAPP) was its founder President. He made tremendous contributions in all these organizations in different capacities. Whenever we had some differences, either he used to convince me or I used to convince him and this is how these issues were resolved. He has over fifty papers published in peer reviewed journals and co-authored four books with me besides making numerous contributions in the medical and national press writing on various important issues.
The condolence meeting was attended by eminent members of the medical profession, office bearers of Pakistan Medical Association, representatives from the Pharmaceutical trade and industry, former executives from Novartis where he served as Medical Advisor for South East Asia and retired after thirty two years of distinguished service besides members of Pakistan Association of Medical Editors. Speaker after speaker recounted the qualities of late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary. His love for music also figured in the discussion. Late Dr. Maqbool H.Jafary was a mentor to many in the pharmaceutical industry as well.
Those who spoke on this occasion to express their sentiments and pay tribute to late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary included Prof. Zaman Sheikh, Prof. Ejaz Ahmad Vohra, Dr.Rahimul Haque, Dr.S.R.A. Kirmani, Mr. Ishtiaqur Rehman from Icon Pharma, Mr.Ziaul Islam Zuberi from Siemens who had a long association with Dr. Jafary when he was in Novartis, Mr.Izhar Hussain from IBA, Dr. Rashid Ahmad Khan from Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Mrs.Qaiser Sajjad from PMA, Dr. Baloch, Dr. Akhtar Tahir from Atco Laboratories, Prof. Siraj from Ziauddin Medical University, Mr…….. former Finance Director in Novartis, Prof. Anwar H. Siddiqui. Dr. Jamshed Akhtar General Secretary PAME in his speech said that late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary had many qualities, very humble, soft spoken physician. Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid is always very aggressive in his approach and whatever we wanted to do, we always used to ask Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary to speak to Mr. Shaukat Jawad and that is how we managed the situation. During the recent EMMJ6 at Shiraz Iran, we used Maj. Gen. Aslam Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences for the same purpose in the absence of Dr. Maqbool H.Jafary. Mr. Qaiser one of the family members of late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary who was also present on this occasion thanked everyone present for their sentiments, love and affection which they expressed for late Dr. Maqbool H.Jafary. Fateha was also offered for the departed soul so that he rests in eternal peace in Jannah and gives the bereaved family courage to bear this loss."
"What a spectacular man he was! What a cultured and mannered person he was! What a graceful, Sober and disciplined individual he was! What a scholarly person he was! What an upright and forthright human he was! What a leader he was! What a kind father, a caring husband and a trustworthy friend he was! What a generous (for the needy) person he was! What a tolerant and forgiving colleague he was! What a jolly man he was! What an honest and steadfast person he was! What a wide canvas of life he had. He would absorb any person from any walk of life, any school of thought, any age, any creed, any race, any religion and would accord him ownership and trust.
The University of Health Sciences, Lahore has been blessed as the last academic activity of Dr. Maqbool Jaffery was at UHS on March 6th, 2015 when he launched “Project Professionalism Punjab”. A few snapshots of the event are attached as well.
Dr. Jaffery! You are missed by your friends."
"Inna Lillahi wa inna Ilahi Raji'oon. Saturday mornings in the Virden HH will seem lonely and painfully different, not hearing Dad J's weekly "...aahhh my Dearest Ali..." I met Dad J and Ammi when I traveled to Karachi to ask him permission to marry Tehseen. I am sure he reserved approval until he felt he had done his due diligence in our long meetings and talks while I was there; however, he never made me feel uncomfortable and Dad J went out of his way to make me feel welcomed and at home. He and all the Jafary's quickly made me feel like I was and had always been part of the Jafary family. Dad J quickly became a role model of success and servitude to others, an example to aspire to emulate: his action-oriented faith, as a father and a husband. It was clear that his entire family was his life, and that his 50 years with Ammi were so rich and full of happiness and love. What else could a person possibly aspire to achieve. Dad J you are sorely missed but you have left a legacy to the many people whose lives you elevated. We are so sad that you aren't with us Dad J, yet you had such a profound impact on me that a part of you is forever a part of me. Inna Lillahi wa inna Ilahi Raji'oon."
"Uncle, I remember when I would come to spend the night with Tehseen you would always have the sweetest jokes to tell us at dinner. You were always loving, kind and warm. We will miss you a lot. May you receive the highest place in Jannat. Prayers and love, Sobia"
"Dr Maqbool Jafary was a very nice and humble person and we have plenty of sweet memories of him. He was a source of encouragement for us and he always supported us in arranging activities of PAME.
On his sad demise, PAME had uploaded an obituary notes on its facebook page, link is being given below.
"With the loss of Dr.Maqbool Jafary we have lost an honourable, generous and kind colleague. He will remain unforgotten. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace."
Abdel Meguid Kassem, Cairo, Egypt"
"The sadness and loss at Dr Maqbool Jafary's passing is shared by everyone in EMAME. Perhaps there is a way to honor the memory of everything he did to support and nurture EMAME -- for example, by naming the prize for best presentation at the next and subsequent EMMJ conferences after him.
With deepest condolences to Dr Jafary's family,
"Dr Jafary was an institution in himself. He was, is and will remain an inspiration for all of us. He will be missed by us all. May Allah rest his soul in jannah."
"It is with great sadness and sorrow to hear the news of loss of Dr Maqbool Jafary who was a great man with a lovely personality. I know him since the EMAME conference in Bahrain some years ago.
I pray to God to offer his family and beloved ones the patience for living with tragic event and to rest his soul in peace.
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
"We are deeply saddened by Dr. Jafary’s death. He was such a great and lovely person which we will never forget his good memories. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May God bless his soul and rest him in peace."
"It will take a long time to believe that Dr. Maqbool Jafary is no longer with us. We worked together since 1988 in different societies and I learnt a lot from him. He was an excellent teacher in all aspects of life.I have many lovely memories which will always be cherished. My sincere feelings go out to Parveen, his wife and all the children. May all of you have the courage and strength to live without him."
"I find myself short of words to express my thoughts that could match the humane and kind personality of Dr Jafary. He was a true father figure and always very supportive and encouraging. He encouraged and mentored hundreds of medical writers who had limited access to such opportunities. He was an excellent music fan and sang old indian songs that we all loved. He will always be remembered and missed."
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