The well-known Educationist, Philanthropist, distinguished citizen and pioneer businessman, Haji Abdul Razak Kalsekar passed away on Monday in Dubai.
Razzaq ran a perfume business in Dubai, Kalsekar Trust, Kalsekar College and Kalsekar Hospital among many other charitable institutions. His special interest lay in the education sector and he had established many schools, colleges and orphanages.
Aamir Edresy, president of the Association of Muslim Professionals, said. “His philanthropy in India and West Asia will be remembered forever. He was very much concerned towards the uplift meant of the downtrodden and empowerment of women. Among his educational institutions, Kalsekar Girls Degree College for Women in Mumbra was established in order to provide quality education to girls. He was also very instrumental in setting up many hospitals, engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges.”