Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mr. Mohammad Nauman, popularly known as Professor Mohammad Nauman and often just Professor Nauman, a community leader and an Electrical/Electronics Engineering teacher at the NED University of Engineering and Technology died early morning on Sunday, November 15. He was a chronic asthma patient. Mohammad Nauman got a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from NED and received a Master's degree from North Carolina State University. During his student days he was an active member of the NSF (National Students Federation), a left-leaning organization considered an affiliate of the Pakistan People's Party. On his return from the US Mohammad Nauman started teaching at the NED University and got involved in the social and development issues of the country in general and of Sindh in particular. In the late 80's and early 90's when Karachi was swayed by toxic ethnicity-based politics, Nauman was one of the few community leaders who considered the struggle of the poor and uneducated a much higher priority than the execrable politics of ethnicity. Mohammad Nauman wrote regularly for the English newspapers of Pakistan.

[Mohammad Nauman's photo courtesy of Suhail Akbar of the Koshish Foundation.]