Dr Syed Aziz Pasha

25th November 2011

Dr Syed Aziz Pasha, OBE The members and trustees of Indian Muslim Federation (UK) were saddened by loss of Dr Syed Aziz Pasha, IMF Trustee who passed away on 23 November 2011 after a long illness. Dr Pasha was from India and became a distinguished leader of the British Muslim community in Britain for last five decades. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon - to God we belong and to Him we return.

Dr Pasha, who was 81 years old, dedicated his life to public service following a promising career as an international lawyer. He served as President and then a Trustee of Indian Muslim Federation (UK) one of the oldest Muslim organisation in UK since its establishment in 1969. He later on established the Union of Muslim Organisations (UMO) – an umbrella association of many Muslim organisations to lead the causes of Muslims in Britain.

Dr Pasha was determined that Muslims should play their full part in mainstream life. He played major role in identifying policy issues that affected British Muslims as a faith community and championing issues such as provision of state funding for Muslim schools.

For his dedication to the community, he was honoured OBE in 2005 and was a recipient of many awards from different communities and government organisations.

Mr Irfan Mustafa, General Secretary of Indian Muslim Federation (UK) said "it is a sad day for all communities in Britain particularly for Muslims as Dr Pasha dedicated his life for betterment of Muslims and all communities in the country. We should learn from his good work, his commitment and dedication and should carry on the torch he lighted with his hard work for the community".

Indian Muslim Federation (UK) was always close to Dr Pasha's heart and he always kept in touch with the organisation as its trustee and well wisher. He would be missed by members of all communities in Britain


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