Death Anniversary: GCU remembers Prof Abdus Salam

LAHORE:22 November: Prof Abdus Salam, the Nobel laureate and Old Ravian, breathed his last 21 years ago on Thursday November 21, 1996 after a protracted illness. With his sad demise, not only Pakistan but also the entire third world lost a great scientist and humble human being. A seminar was organised on Tuesday at his alma mater, Government College University (GCU) Lahore, to pay glowing tributes to Prof Salam for his contributions in the fields of mathematics and physics and the role he played for development of science in Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, VC Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah proudly shared that GCU housed the original Nobel Prize Certificate of Dr Abdus Salam saying that “it was our most cherished possession to-date.” He said it was remarkable how the Italian had owned Prof Salam and honoured him. Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2017.

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