Let the memory of Maqbool be with us forever
  • 74 years old
  • Born on September 6, 1940 in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Passed away on March 22, 2015 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

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.  

Gratefully yours

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)

Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 23rd March 2019
PROFOUND MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAREST DR.MAQBOOL HUSSAIN JAFARY. MAY THE BLESSINGS EVER BE SHOWERED ON YOU AND YOUR BLESSED SOUL EVER REMAIN IN ETERNAL PEACE. UNFORGETTABLE YOUR SWEET MEMORIES AND YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH US.YOUR SMILES WILL EVER REMAIN BIG GESTURE TILL WE JOIN YOU. OUR FRIEND DR.ASIF LEFT US FOR HEAVENLY ABODE ON THE 2OTH JAN.2019. MAY ALLAH GRANT HIS SOUL IN PEACE AND EXALTED PLACE IN HEAVEN.AMIN. FROM YOUR FRIENDS. CANCER AND PALLIATIVE CARE FOUNDATION, TEXAS,USA
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 22nd March 2019
MAY ALLAH SHOWER HIS GRACE AND BLESSINGS ON YOU. YOU ARE ALWAYS REMEMBERED. ALLAH MAY GRANT YOU HIGHEST PLACE IN JANNAH .AMEN
Posted by Tehseen Jafary on 22nd March 2019
4 years today dad. Life moves on but the ache doesn’t go away. And this day, the grief rolls in like a thunderstorm. I keep playing that reel in my head of the events of that day and how quickly you left us. I know you’re in an amazing place up there. I know you’re free of the suffering of your illness. I talk to you in my head all the time because I know you’re watching over me, over us. Just wish I could hear your voice that used to be usually the first one to wish me on my birthday. You’re forever missed, daddy. Rest In Peace. Love you always.
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 7th September 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAQBOOL. OUR FRIENDS BORN OF 1940 VERY OFTEN REMEMBER YOU.MAY ALLAH SHOWER HIS GRACE AND BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOUR SOUL MAY REST IN PEACE.AMEN
Posted by Tehseen Jafary on 6th September 2018
Happy birthday dad. Miss you more than ever. The emptiness, the pain hasn't gone away. I've just learned to put up a brave face. Rest in Peace. I know you're watching over, but I so wish you were here, on this earth, watching out for us like you always did....
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 6th September 2018
Happy Birthday Dad. Miss you today September 6th. Rest well, love Fahim
Posted by Robert Virden on 26th March 2018
Dad, gosh do we miss you. I only wish we'd have had the opportunity to spend more time together, distance being the only thing preventing us from doing this. Skype or Facetime on Saturdays and hearing your voice, AHH MY DEAR ALI,,, I can still hear this in my memories. You'll forever be a part of me as I am one with Tehseen, and that makes me a Jafary. I love being a Jafary and your family is my family. I could never go thirsty again were I to have to drink only the tears your wonderful daughter sheds mourning her loss. I'm trying to take care of her as to you I promised. You left me the greatest gift of my life your - lovely daughter and I will care for her and keep her away from harm until we are all together again I love you and miss you Dad.
Posted by Muhammad Aslam on 26th March 2018
"Your family and friends remember you in thoughts and prayers. There's no such meeting of EMAME or PAME where Dr. Jafary's contributions and good memories are not attributed. This is the reward of your love, selflessness and struggle. May your soul rest in peace (Aamen)". Countless Prayers!
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 22nd March 2018
Your sweet memories are unforgettable and you are always with us. May Allah bless you heavenly abode and your soul rest in peace.Amen
Posted by Amna Jafary on 22nd March 2018
Again that day of the year ! Sigh ! Miss you dad always !
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 6th September 2017
Maqbool today is your birthday,the 6th Sept..We your friends,class fellows miss you very much.May Almighty Allah Shower His grace on you and bless you the highest place in Jannah And your soul rest in peace.Ameen
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 6th September 2017
Miss you Dad. September 6th (your B'day) will never be the same.
Posted by Tehseen Jafary on 6th September 2017
It's your birthday today daddy. I am sure you're celebrating in heaven with ammiji and abbaji. Miss you. Today and everyday. Your loving voice, your calming guidance...a big vacuum in our lives that doesn't seem to lessen with time...
Posted by Robert Virden on 6th September 2017
I miss you Dad J. I miss hearing you say "...ahhh, my dear Ali..." in such a loving voice. Today is a sad day for all of us. But it is also a reminder to me of how incredible a man you are, and how much good you created in the lives of everyone you touched. With much Love, Ali V
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 30th April 2017
Maqbool you will be missed,forever.Its hard to believe that you are no more with us. May Allah Shower his blessings on you and your soul rest in peace. Ameen
Posted by Amna Jafary on 23rd March 2017
i miss u daddy........ Shared by Amna Jafary on 02/08/2017 Almost two years!! how do i get use to this reality??? how i miss you dad each day every day. I loved the way you praised me and encouraged me on small things.Things that dont even matter. I really wish i could just hug you and feel your warmth just one last time. Please come back daddy, come back and see us and how much we have progressed. i wish i wish i wish that could happen....... i miss you terribly! your daughter amna.
Posted by Amna Jafary on 23rd March 2017
so two years have passed already!read yasin for you dad yesterday.... that is the only thing i can do for you. I hope you are happy up there ...you have left a void in my heart...ive been lucky to have a father like you, that makes me proud, i try to follow your foot steps in somethings but i really cant be like you. YOu were exceptional. But i try, its hard .... rest in peace. I miss you, please come in my dream, ive only seen you once i think....
Posted by Mubarak Ali on 22nd March 2017
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.
Posted by Tehseen Jafary on 22nd March 2017
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.
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 22nd March 2017
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,
Posted by Qasim Jafary on 7th February 2017
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.
Posted by Shakil Ahmad on 26th January 2017
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. Shakil Ahmad Friend since 1949.
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 25th January 2017
MAY GOD BLESS YOU HEAVENLY ABODE AND REST YOUR SOUL IN PEACE.AMEEN
Posted by AZHAR KHAN on 24th January 2017
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 his family.Ameen. Engr.Raja Azhar Khan
Posted by Mubarak Ali on 22nd March 2016
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.
Posted by Muhammad Aslam on 7th September 2015
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)
Posted by Mohammad Ishaq on 9th July 2015
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
Posted by Tania Jafary on 30th June 2015
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.
Posted by Mahmood Hasan on 15th June 2015
"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!" Best regards, Mahmood Hasan,MD,FRCS,FACS,DABUrol.
Posted by Iman Samir Farag on 3rd May 2015
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.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department WHO. Geneva. Switzerland.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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 Coordinator Knowledge, Languages & Publishing WHO EMRO, Cairo.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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 .
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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. Behrooz Astaneh. Shiraz, Iran.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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, Anwar Siddiqui AKU, Karachi.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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, JSMU, Karachi.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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 DUHS, Karachi.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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 Rawalpindi.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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 DUHS, Karachi.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.” May Allah Bless his soul. Prof.Arshad Javaid JPMI, Peshawar.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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, JCPSP, Karachi.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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, Peshawar.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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. yours sincerely, Prof. M. ISHAQ currently in U.K .
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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 Association (JPPA) Peshawar. Pakistan.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
I am sad to hear the sad news. My condolences to all.He is a big loss. Kawther Taitoon Bahrain.
Posted by Fahim Jafary on 3rd May 2015
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. Pippa Smart Research Communication and Publishing Consultant PSP Consulting, Oxford, UK.

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