Jamshedpur, August 31: Journalist, teacher and one of the prominent figures in Jamshedpur, Mumtaz Hashmi was laid to rest on Monday afternoon.
Thousands of people flocked during the last rites bidding goodbye to the 83-year-old personality of the city. A mob of people followed the body to the burial grounds in Sakchi.
Namaz (prayer) was also offered in memory of Hashmi which was presided over by the Aam Bagan Mosque Imam Maulana Zainul Abidin.
Figures like Ashfaq Karim, trustee of Karimia trust, Mansoor Ali, Politician Hidayatullah Khan, A.P.R. Nayar of KSMS, Colonel Rafique, Javed Akhtar, Hotelier Asif Mehmood, SRA Rizwi Chabban of Congress and others were present to offer tribute to the great humanitarian.
Ashfaq Karim called him a perfect gentleman who had many qualities. Mumtaz was associated with Karim City College and his writing skills along with interest in films and Urdu Journalism made him famous in Jamshedpur.
Mumtaz’s proximity with Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan alias Frontier Gandhi during latter’s visit to Jamshedpur was the talk of the town. People say that Mumtaz Hashmi was very close to Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.