“To the world you may just be a teacher, but to your students, you were the world.”
On 30th of December 2022, our proteomics group was gathered in the ZCP auditorium in remembrance of our knowledgeable mentor Professor Zafar H Zaidi, who was a not only educational researcher but a thorough gentleman and an extremely humble human being.
Despite his monumental achievements, his humility and dedication to work were exemplary. He will be dearly remembered by all his students and colleagues as an affectionate and beloved teacher who gave his best to his students till the last day and as a person of highest integrity, honesty and sincerity. The fraternity of PROTEOMICS Society has lost its pioneer of the field.
“Teachers can make such a profound impact on our lives and should be honored as heroes.”
Some of his achievements are as follows:
He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz, in 1995 (Star of Excellence) by the Government of Pakistan and
Khwarizmi International Award, in 1992 (Contribution to Science) by the Government of Iran also
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, in 1989 (Medal of Excellence) by the Government of Pakistan.
The Karachi University Senate recognized his contribution to Protein Chemistry by re-naming the National Center for Proteomics (established 2008) to Dr. Zafar H. Zaidi Center for Proteomics in November, 2019; this was formally changed in July 2020. It is being inaugurated today with full zeal and zest, as it was delayed due to the pandemic.
Prof Zaidi became the 13th Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi, Pakistan from July 25, 1997 to January 7, 2001. Once in a lifetime people get to meet an amazing teacher like him.”
May his soul rest in peace….