We regret to inform you about the sad demise of Dr. Muhammad Uzair, former faculty member, IBA Karachi. Dr. Uzair, an eminent economist, was a recipient of the Sitara e Imtiaz in the field of education, and served as acting Director, IBA Karachi for a brief period. Dr. Uzair had held various public offices and is widely regarded as the pioneer of interest-free banking and author of several books and articles on wide range of subjects. May Allah bless his soul and provide solace to the bereaved family.
A Eulogy to Dr. Muhammad Uzair Khan by Moneyum Chowdhury-Alumnus 1960
Dr. Uzair was our Professor in the first year Honors Program in Economics at the Dhaka University in 1953. He taught us History of Economic Development with reference to UK, USA, Soviet RUSSIA, and JAPAN. He was an inspiring Teacher motivating us to develop as well. He was active in propagating Islamic values and I attended several sessions at his Azimpur Colony residence. Soon he left for Karachi University, but we were never out of his mind. He encouraged me to excel and write. At times, he wrote lengthy letters to clarify my foggy understandings. He got an article of mine published in then Pakistan Economist. When I was selected to study at the Institute of Public and Business Administration in 1956, he knew that I am a total stranger to Karachi, and hence offered hospitality. I stayed along with his father at his Nazimambad residence till I managed suitable living arrangement.
A great soul is no more. May ALLAH grant him eternal peace.