Community is saddened at the untimely demise of a Philanthropist: DR. SHAKIR MUKHI

Dr.Shakir Mukhi President (AFMI) and Founding Member of Nargis Dutt Foundation who was popular among Indian Americans died after a brief illness in New York on Friday, February 7th, 2014. He was a philanthropist who was known in community as a man who helped the needy irrespective of his caste or creed. His Namaz E Janaza was held in Queens in NY on Friday and he was buried in Orlando, Florida on Saturday. Obituary references and tributes have poured in to our office from many organizations and individuals.

Here are some. Dr.Shakir Mukhi, AFMI’s trustee and former President, Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Wa Rajioon, was an important member of our organization who was always concerned with the plight of underprivileged masses in India. His contributions are many and he will sorely be missed by one and all. May Allah grant him maghfirah and give perseverance to his family,”said Dr. A.R.Nakadar (AFMI’s founding trustee). A philanthropist to the core Dr. Mukhi was an active participant in AFMI’s educational mission in addition to various other charitable and community activities.

He served as the executive VP of Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, VP of Indian National Overseas Congress, and board member of AAPI for Asian communities. He was a Human Rights Commissioner for Nassau County Long Island since 2001. A graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, he has been serving the Long Island and Queens communities for the past several years as a Family Physician. He completed his residency training from Catholic Medical Center Hospital in Family Medicine, Queens NY. He was popular among his patients for his compassion and kindness.

Dr.Shakir Mukhi at right with Ram Vilas Paswan during Dalit Conference 5th July 2008..

Dr. Mukhi (left) stands by Saleem Iqbal, President of HAB Bank, at a gathering at his home.

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Dr.Shakir Mukhi honoring Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan during Dalit Conference 5th July 2008 Photos/ Mohammed Jaffer-Snapsindia

Dr. Mukhi honors Ambassador Prabhu Dayal at one of the events at his home

Dr. Mukhi (second from right) with Priya Dutt, Member Parliament and Patron of NDMF (6th from left), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (7th from right) and Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation members at NDMF Gala two years ago

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