Mr. Mohammed Iqbal Ahmed Sharief Passes Away at age 86
By Suresh & Usha Bodiwala
Chicago IL (Feb. 03, 2015): It was a big loss to Shareef 's family in Chicago that, Mohammed Iqbal Ahmed Sharief father of Iftekhar Shareef & Ashfaq Shareef passed away in morning hours of Friday January 30th. 2015 in Arlington Heights hospital. He was suffering from internal head injury when he felt from stairs on August 23rd. 2014 at the residence of Iftekhar Shareef at Lincolnwood, Illinois.
Late Iqbal Sharief has left behind his wife along with two sons, five daughters, twenty grand children and six great grand children. They are very close family all settled here in and around Chicago for over 30 years, migrated from Shamshabad, Hyderabad, India. Late Iqbal Sharief was born in August 1928 , Sharief worked for Indian railways as commercial superintendent and retired in the year 1987, comes from a military family background of Bijapur, India. Deceased ancestors who where called by Mogul Emperor Quli Khutub Shah to capture Golconda Quila in Hyderabad in the year 1730 AD . Since then the family is been living in Shamshabad for over 275 years, then slowly in 1982 migrated to Chicago. Deceased younger brother a successful businessman Manzoor Ahmed Sheriff flew in from London, U.K, other close relatives from Canada and other states where seen.
In spite of very extreme brutal weather conditions in Chicago, well wishers, friends and members thronged the Cemetery for burial services held on Sunday Feb.1St. 2015, seen where Indian Media members, youngsters, seniors like Hasan Chisti, Masood Shah Khan , members of FIA-Chicago, American Telugu Association, who also released an official condolence message, Consul General Of India Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and many more where present. Minhaj Akhtar coordinated the prayer services, prayers and Dua's where performed by the renowned Moulana Janab Badruddin Quadri Sahab.