Calicut University former vice-chancellor and State Waqf Board former chairman retired professor Kunjali Abdul Jaleel died at a private hospital here on Wednesday. He was 90.
K A Jaleel had been the principal of Farook College for 20 years and was the vice-chancellor of Calicut University from 1979-83. He was the founder chairman of the SAFI Foundation and served as the advisor of All India Muslim Educational Society and Kerala Muslim Educational Society. He was also the chairman of Dr P P Mohammed Memorial Trust and worked as the president of Calicut English Association, Calicut Rotary Club and Masjid-al-Ashar.
Jaleel was a member of the Madras University Academic Council, Calicut Unviersity Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council and Kerala Unviersity Senate. He had also received several awards and honours including Kerala Sahitya Academy I C Chacko Award (1991), Shaw Sahib award (1992), Senior Citizens Excellence Award (1994), Ramashram award (1997) and Rotary Award for Excellence in Education (1997).
Born as the son of B Kunhali and Naseema of North Paravur, Jaleel did his graduation and postgraduation at University College, Thiruvananthapuram. Jaleel’s published works include ‘Hasyaprakasham’ (Malayalam, 1958), Viswavijnana Kosam (Encyclopaedia in Malayalam, 1970), Lipikalum Manava Samskaravum and Vidyabhyasa Nirikshanangal. He is survived by wife E T Noor Jehan and children T A Zuhara, T A Shoukathali, T A Nazeema and T A Haleem.
Jaleel’s mortal remains will be kept at Farook College Auditorium on Thursday from 7 am to 9.45 am. Funeral will be held at Mazjid-ul-Ashar, Farook College at 10. A condolence meeting will organised at the Farook College Auditorium on Thursday evening.