FARMINGTON, MICHIGAN, Feb 9 — Dr Shakir Mukhi, eminent Indian American community leader and former president and trustee of AFMI (American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin) has passed away.
In a statement issued on the occasion by the AFMI, its president and founding trustee Dr A R Nakadar said: “Dr. Shakir Mukhi 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.”
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 vice-president of Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation, vice-president 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, Dr Mukhi had 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.