End of an era: Mohammad Ali Shah laid to rest
08 February, 2013
KARACHI: The funeral prayer of prominent orthopedic surgeon, former MPA and provincial sports advisor Dr Mohammad Ali Shah was on Thursday after the Zuhr prayer in Asghar Ali Shah Stadium in North Nazimabad, Karachi.
The funeral prayer was attended by Federal Minister Babar Ghauri, members of MQM Rabitta Committee, delegation of Pakistan Peoples Party and renowned cricketers including Shahid Afridi, Moaeen Khan, Rashid Latif, Salahuddin Sallu, Wasim Bari and others. A large number of common people were also participated in the funeral prayers which was lead offered by Mollana Ahtram-ul-Haq Thanvi.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah, the beloved volunteer and head of welfare organization was laid to rest in his family native Paposh graveyard with wet eyes of hundreds people.
The mortal remains of Dr Shah was brought to the Karachi Airport via Emirates Airlines flight EK – 604 on Wednesday night.
Shah, who was Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Sports and associated with the MQM, passed away in US at the age of 67. He was under treatment in a US hospital for blood cancer.
Going through a chemotherapy process in a Houston hospital, Dr. Shah suffered a heart attack on Monday and could not sustain it. According to administrator of A.O Clinic, Dr. Shah was being treated in a private hospital for blood cancer.
Dr. Muhammed Ali Shah was born in Indian city of Bareli on October 26, 1946. His father was a judge by profession. Having attained initial education in India, he then migrated to Pakistan in 1956. He was conferred upon various awards including Pride of Performance, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
In 2008 general elections, MQM gave him ticket from PS-103 and served as Sindh MPA for sports. However, he had to quit his seat on account of his dual nationality. But, he continued as adviser to Sindh CM on sports and played an important role for the progress of sports in the country.
Dr. Ali Shah was a renowned orthopedic surgeon with a good record of surgeries to his credit. He also served as a member of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
He was survived by a widow and two surgeon sons Dr. Imran Ali Shah and Dr. Junaid Ali Shah.