I AM saddened to hear that eminent scholar Obaidullah Baig, an intelligent man with outstanding and sharp memory, magnificent intellect yet down to earth simple living attitude, is no more with us.

One of my favourites and globally acknowledged, Mr Obaidullah had always inspired us with the simplicity and profound knowledge. Despite awesome level of wisdom, I always found him calm, decent and humble. May Allah rest his soul in peace. It is a tragic loss for book lovers and knowledge seekers.

We have lost a teacher, an asset and an irreplaceable ideal. While I mourn the loss of this great man, I feel blessed and honoured that he belonged to Pakistan. My deepest condolence to his family. He has left behind a legacy of wisdom, sophistication and honour.

FARAH IQBAL LODHI Karachi

Updated Jun 26, 2012 12:05am

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Comments (6) (Closed)


observer
Jun 26, 2012 12:27pm
Great man, lots of knowledge. It is sad that he is no more.
SamarMalik
Jun 26, 2012 03:44pm
Its really a very big loss and its sad that Pakistan is rapidly loosing great minds but we are not getting fresh and knowledgeable minds. New generation has not that much spark and enthusiasm towards knowledge and they are not interested in literature or anything worth reading. No doubt We are moving towards great losses rapidly. May his soul rest in peace and may Allah grant us the vision which he has granted to people like Abaidullah Baig.
Neelofar Iqbal
Jun 27, 2012 11:17am
it was very sudden for me too, Obaidullah was a walking library for us, he left treasure of knowledge for youngest
Magister
Jun 26, 2012 02:24pm
Although, men of learning never die but I am truly saddened by his not been with us anymore. I am reminded of the school master stanza from the glorious The Deserted Village: The village all declared how much he knew; 'Twas certain he could write, and cipher too; Lands he could measure, terms and tides presage, And even the story ran that he could gauge. In arguing too, the parson owned his skill, For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around, And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.
Sam
Jun 26, 2012 04:17am
Death of scholar Obaid was completely over shadowed by Rental Raja news.
Rizwan Khan
Jun 26, 2012 07:49pm
no comparison