Professor of Pakistan Studies (1960-1982)
Prof. A.A. Naqvi
By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui,
(popularly known as A.A. Naqvi) joined the college in 1960. He retired from the college
in 1982. He was professor of Pakistan Studies.
He was born on
1 August 1933 and was married to Mrs. Anis Fatima. They have
two children - Sohail Asghar Naqvi (kit no. 7417/Iqbal) and Nikhat.
He died in
September 2002 in Daressalam, Tanzania.
Hitlerian in looks (due to his moustache) but not in his
outlook, Naqvi Sahib was another teacher of his kind. He
used to teach us Civics, which was a requirement in our Matric curriculum. The subject was boring to the nth
degree; but Naqvi Sahib was the only one who kept it
I am not
sure how many of my classmates actually understood what was
being taught. The concepts were deep, trying to instill a
sense of political awareness and civic duty in our young
minds. Unfortunately, most of us merely memorized those
paragraphs and sentences, never really understanding their
importance in our lives to come or in our careers.
Sahib was eloquent, and knew how to use big words - many of
which were not understood by us. He talked of how to truly
convert these concepts by “plunging” ourselves into work for
the betterment of mankind and the entire universe. His
autograph for me took me back to my Civics class. His
lecturing continues; and such lectures should be a constant
reminder to all of us at every juncture of our lives. Let us
continue to be of service to all.
Sahib settled down in Daressalam, Tanzania in his later years
with his son Sohail, kit no. 7417. He is buried in that
During Petaro days, he was
the second House Master of Latif House
from 1963-1965, and the first House Master of
Iqbal House from 1966-1975. He was
the Patron of The Cadet
magazine in 1967.
May Allah grant Naqvi Sahib the choicest place in Jannatul Firdaus!