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Qasim Ali Mansuri

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Qasim Ali Mansuri (1866-1930)

1931 Obituary [1]

QASIM ALI MANSURI died from heart failure, after a short illness, on March 10, 1930.

Born in the Bijnore District, U.P., India, in 1886, he received his early education at Delhi, and joined the Aligarh College in 1908. After two years he went to Lahore, and obtained the degree of M.Sc. at the Punjab University in 1913, subsequently becoming a teacher at Peshawar and Sibpur.

In 1918 Mansuri came to Europe, where he spent in all five years. During that time he worked at Cambridge under Colonel C. T. Heycock, and under Professor G. Tammann at Gottingen. He was interested in the inter-metallic compounds, and published several papers on thallium and arsenic alloys.

On his return to India he secured a post in the Department of Chemistry at the Aligarh University, and in 1924 was appointed Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. In this capacity he organized post-graduate courses and also continued his work on metallic alloys.

He was married just two months before his death.

Professor Mansuri was elected a Member of the Institute of Metals on June 10, 1920. -M. HAIDAR.

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