Nafees Siddiqui, 120/Ayub

Nafees Siddiqui - 2007

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Nafees Siddiqui, kit no. 120/Ayub House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1960 and left the college in 1963 after completing his Matric.

He was born on 25 April 1948. He got married first to Mrs. Mubarika and then to Mrs. Naheed on 21 January 1983. He has seven children - Sadia, Faraz, Fahad, Sarmad, Ainee, Sana and Sarah.

On 3rd of September 2010, he had a stroke and fell down but he seemed to recover. A day later he was hospitalized with a heart condition, and expired on 5th September 2010 (during the month of Ramazan) at Bilal Hospital, Rawalpindi.  May Allah have mercy on him and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

After leaving Petaro, Nafees Siddiqui completed his Intermediate and went on to get his BA and MA degrees in English from Sindh University.  Later on he settled down in Rawalpindi.

He has been in the field of education all his life at first as a teacher and then in education management. He founded the Rawalpindi Public School in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi the 1980s which he ran for over 10 years. He was also the Principal of that school.

In recent years, he joined Hope International as Director Projects for the Rawalpindi Grammar School which he had started after leaving Rawalpindi Public School. A couple of years before his death, he retired from Hope International and led a relatively quiet life as a teacher at Rawalpindi Grammar School.