KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club are in a state of mourning following the passing of former Office Secretary Muhammad Shafique on Thursday after battling a prolonged illness in Aurangabad. He was 99.
“He was a soft spoken person,” General Secretary Mr. Sk. Wasim Akram remembers Shafique. “We used to call him Munshi Ji. It is sad to bid ultimate farewell to one of the longest serving members of Black Panthers family.”
Shafique rendered his services as the Office Secretary from 1954 to 2007. “He was a methodical person and carried his duties with diligence,” recalls Mr. Akram, “He is one of the highly disciplined members that have graced our Club. The Club benefitted immensely from his skills. He will be sorely missed.”
“I wish the family will find comfort in the legacy that Munshi Ji is leaving behind. On behalf of Mohammedan Sporting Club I wish to convey my deepest heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.” Mr. Akram concluded.
Shafique will be cremated at Aurangabad tomorrow, and Mohammedan Sporting Club flag will be lowered to half-mast to mark the day of mourning.