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Friday, October 09, 2020

In memory of Dr. Burhanuddin. Deputy Librarian, University of Hyderabad

One meaning of Arabic word Burhan is Demonstration or Proof. Very much fitting the personality of Dr. Burhanuddin. 
Native of Hyderabad, 1952-2020
S/o M. Khamruddin & A. Begum.
Leaving behind fond and loving memories are Dr. Burhan's wife, his 2 daughters, 2 sons, 3 grand daughters and 4 grand sons.  His friends, colleagues and fans are too many to count. 


See below: Education. Publications. Affiliation & What friends say.   

Very sad news is Dr. Mohammed Burhanuddin (retired Deputy Librarian, Indira Gandhi Memorial Library, University of Hyderabad.), has left us. From God we come and to God we shall return. I have lost my professional colleague and a dearest friend, Dr. Burhanuddin.

He has been a source of very compassionate support for many in the community. A dependable and reliable resource person, he always helped anyone irrespective of caster, class, sect, or religion. 

Sri Mohammed Burhanuddin Deputy Librarian I.D. No. 128 joined the University on 2 January 1978 and retired from the service of the University on 31 December 2014 [source]. IGM Library acknowledges the former library staff member's  contribution/ services to the library He served as manager of the division of Serial Control (Print, Electronic Journals and Databases)

Books and other publications:

  • Muhammed Burhanuddin & Mohamed Taher. Indian Contributions to American Studies. New Delhi: 1997  [ A Thematic Review: Indian contribution to American studies: An assessment]
  • Burhanuddin, Mohammed, Venkataramana, V, Pradeep C. "Effective Information Management through Effective Communication." Human Relations in Librarianship. Ed. P S G Kumar and C P Vashishth. New Delhi: Indian Library Association, 1996,3 80-3 83.
  • Burhanuddin, Mohammed, & Taher, Mohamed (1991). State central library, Andhra Pradesh: A centennial review (1891-1990), In B. M. Gupta (Ed.), Handbook of libraries, archives, and information centres in India, V.9 (1):Humanities information systems and centres (pp. 154-164). New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan.
  • Nagaraja Rao K: Rao, K. and Burhanuddin, Md. "A comparative analysis of subscription lists of periodicals - a case study of libraries in Hyderabad". Indian Journal of Information, Library and Society Vol. 3 (3-4), 1990, 161-70.
  • Nagaraja Rao, K. and Burhanuddin, Md. "A systems view of land records" Journal of Land Management Vol. 1 (4), Oct-Dec 1989, 35-40.
  • Rama Reddy, E. ; Nagaraja Rao, K. and Burhanuddin, Md. "Computerisation of University Libraries - a case study of University of Hyderabad Library" In Thirty Sixth All India Library Conference, University of Jodhpur, 26-29 December, 1990. pp 1-8.
  • Nagaraja Rao, K. and Burhanuddin, Md. "A comparative analysis of subscription lists of periodicals - a case study of libraries in Hyderabad". Indian Journal of Information, Library and Society Vol. 3 (3-4), 1990, 161-70.
  • Nagaraja Rao, K. and Burhanuddin, Md. "Development of journal subscription system for a University Library" In National Seminar on Modernisation of Library Services in University Libraries, Mysore, Sept 22-23, 1989.
  • Venkataramana, V, Mohammed Burhanuddin, A Sivakumar. "Library Service Excellence using human factors." Human Relations in Librarianship. Ed. P S G Kumar and C P Vashishth. New Delhi: Indian Library Association, 1996,27-3 1
  • Reddy, E Rama; Rao, K Nagatja and Burhanuddin, Mohammed. (1991):Computerization of University Libraries : A Case Study of Library of Hyderabad University, ed. C.P. Vashishth. Delhi: ILA, 1991. Pp. 5-7.
  • Burhanuddin, Mohammed, Venkataramana, V, Pradeep C. "Effective Information Management through Effective Communication." Human Relations in Librarianship. Ed. P S G Kumar and C P Vashishth. New Delhi: Indian Library Association, 1996,3 80-3 83
  • Mohamed Taher, Amin Ahmed Khan (Deputy Director) & Muhammed Burhanuddin (1986) Dargah libraries in India: a comparative study, International Library Review, 18:4, 337-345, DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7837(86)80033-4
  • M. Taher,  M.  Burhanuddin and  S. D Vyas. Education  for  Oriental  librarianship  in  India--~A  proposal.  Library  Education  Centennial Seminar,  Nagpur,  1987. 
  • M. Taher,  and  M.  Burhanuddin. Development of Reference Section in State Central Library, Andhra Pradesh: A Proposal. All India Library Seminar, Baroda, 1985. (With M. Burhanuddin.)
  • Ramana, V. Venkata, Rajan, N. Varatha and Dr. Burhanuddin, M d. (1997-98) “Network environment and Research endeavours”. ILA Bulletin, Vol. XXXIII (3-4), PP. 47.
  • Mohd. Burhanuddin & V. Uma. ‘Computerisation to Digitization’, 4th Convention, Mizoram University, Aizawal, Inflibnet Centre, Ahmedabad, November 9-10, 2006.
  • RAMA REDDY, NAGARAJA RAO & BURHANUDDIN. Duplication of periodicals in selected libraries of Hyderabad, Annals of Library Science and Documentation 1990,37(1),1-19   http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/27736/1/ALIS%2037%281%29%201-19.pdf
  • Mohamed Taher Mohammed Burhanuddin Amin Ahmed Khan. Madrasa libraries in India. International Library Review Volume 21, Issue 1, January 1989, Pages 83-97    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0020783789900344
  • PhD., 1992 : (Thesis:  Indian contribution to American studies: An investigation into the growth of literature using the bibliometric citation analysis. Jiwaji University. Guides: Dr TAV Murthy & Dr. SM Tripathi)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), 1987 (Thesis: State Central Library, Andhra Pradesh, A study.) Osmania University,  Guide Prof. M Venugopal. 
  • Bachelor in Library Science1976-77 Osmania Univ. 
  • Bachelor degree, 1968 – 1972, Osmania, Univ., 

Teaching Experience :
  2. Institute of Library Science, Hyderabad
  3. Manair College Of Library Science, Khammam
Professional Membership / Collaboration:

What they say:

Koteswara Rao Retired University librarian from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 

Indeed it is very sad news to all of us. I had the good fortune to work with Dr Burhanuddin at University of Hyderabad during the fag end of my career. It is very rare to find such a humble and humane person with a big heart. He is like a big brother to many of our LIS professionals for his profound knowledge and wisdom. It is great loss to the entire library fraternity in Hyderabad. Since I am in Australia, I can only express my condolences thru fb and wish that his soul rest in peace and may God give strength and courage to his family members to bear the grief. He will be remembered for his helping attitude, subject knowledge, and his cool temperament that he never gets angry at all.

Dr. T.A.V. Murthy former director of INFLIBNET Center, Ahmedabad, former University Librarian, University of Hyderabad .
May Almighty Allah dwell Dr Burhanuddin saheb, in Jannatul Firdaus.....

Sorry to hear the bad news sister, may his soul rest in peace and I wish almighty to give courage and strength to you and your family members to handle such a great loss ....Eashwaraiah

Wajid Hashmi, Golconda School Head Master
Allah dr sahab ko jawar e rehmat jaga de aur aap sab sabr e jameel ata kare amin. Kullu nafsin zaiqatul maot..

Prof. Pogula Sesha Giri Kumar, Retired university librarian, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India
May his Soul rest in peace.

Sameera Khundmiri
Inna lillahe wa inna alaihe rajewoon... I met him once at Hyderabad university when I was student.. a great person and very helpful

Abdul Khaliq (Associateship in Information Science (INSDOC). Former Sr. Manager (TIC) BHEL, Hyderabad,  
Very sad to know about the demise of Dr Burhanuddin. He was a soft spoken and approachable person and had helped me whenever I approached to him. May Allah accept his good deeds and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.. Aameen..

Dr. R.S.R.Varalakshmi Rtd Prof. Dept. of LIS., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
I am deeply saddened by the news of loss of Dr. Mohamed Burhanuddin. He will always be remembered as a dedicated professional and wonderful and gentle person. He will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace. 

Dr. K  Nagaraja Rao,  (Associateship in Information Science (INSDOC).[Former Documentation Officer, University of Hyderabad Library, Senior Librarian (Systems) University of Botswana, Botswana) ]
Sorry to know the sad demise of my friend, guru, advisor, and doctor expert in many ways Dr Burhanuddin. His demise leaves big gaps in my life. I prey almighty to provide you strength to face these grieving situation

Very sad ..!! Since morning it’s so hard to take in this news .!! My parents are goin on recollecting last words of his ..!! He is an exceptionally amazing person..! There was so much to learn from him .such a loss ..!! May his soul rest in peace

Dr. Uma V  (former, Deputy Librarian in University of Hyderabad.
Burhanji was a very nice person with amazing qualities. Soft spoken and ready to help anytime .Lots of patience and calmness was always seen in his smiling face. His absence is a great loss.

Dr. Y. Nagi Reddy (Former, Librarian i/C) University of Hyderabad)
I am really shocked to hear that my beloved colleague and friend dr. Mohamed Burhanuddin passed away. Professionally we are associated with each other for the past 40 years. And shared the working room for 25years. He has great integrity loved people with great humanity. He helped several people in medical care. In short, he was a successful man in all walks of life. May his soul rest in peace in the abode of God 

Mohammed Abdul Sattar (Associateship in Information Science (INSDOC), (Former Former Professional Assistant, Sr.,  University of Hyderabad Library; former Senior Documentation Officer, Library, National Institute of Virology, Pune) .
I am deeply saddened by the news of the sad demise of our closest and best friend Burhan. May Allah SWT accept his good deeds and forgive his short comings and grant him a highest place in Jannatul Firdous. Aameen. 

Dr. Abbas Khan. Librarian at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, INDIA.
The demise of Dr Burhanuddin is a great loss. He was a good friend and motivator specially to me and a very helpful & cordial person. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family.



Monday, February 29, 2016

Prof. J. L. Sardana, 1934-2016, Obituary

Prof. J. L. (Joginder Lal) Sardana, 1934-2016
May his soul rest in peace. A great friend, master and  professional.

Condolence messages:
Prof. J. L. SARDANA, former Indian Library Association President and Professor of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi passed away on 25.2.2016. His contribution to the profession will be remembered for a long. Indian Library Association condole the death of Prof. Sardana, May God rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. ILA Facebook Page
Shabahat Husain He was a good professional who will be long remembered amongst the librarians and Library Sc teachers and students. May his soul rests in peace.. AMIN
DrAbdul Majid Baba Sad News.RIP.I had opportunity to work with him in ILA.He was matured and seasoned Professional
Prof. Laxman Rao Nagubandi: SAD NEWS
Prof JL SARDANA, former ILA President and Prof of DLIS, Univ of Delhi passed away yesterday. the cremation will take place today on behalf of my self and Telangana Library Association, I condole the death of Prof Sardana, Pray God to rest his soul in peace
Sewa Singh condole his death from my heart... worked with him as Council member...and many more memories remain etched in mind...God bless his departed soul...
It is a great loss to the LIS profession. May his soul rest in peace.I pray God to sustain this shock to give lot of strength to his family.
Shocking news. Professor Sardana was a very good friend and an excellent Professor. His students always spoke very highly of him. His contributions to his students, profession, and the Indian Library Association are matchless and it will be difficult to match them. May God give him peace in Heaven. R. N. Sharma, USA
It is really sad to know about Prof. Sardana's demise.I did attend his cremation ceremony on Feb.27,2016.I had known him almost for 5 decades, firstly, as a student, and, then as a colleague in the DLIS(Delhi University), and, as a professional colleague. He was indeed a noble human being and intelligent professional. May his soul rest in peace.We pray that He may give the bereaved family sufficient courage to face this irreparable loss with courage. Prof.P.B.Mangla

Monday, December 07, 2015

Science says these 2 personality traits predict whether you'll be a successful leader: (i.e., extroversion and conscientiousness), by Shana Lebowitz

"Every organization, from Apple and Google to the US government, demands different skills and personal qualities in its leadership. But research suggests there are two traits that are common to the majority of successful leaders: extroversion and conscientiousness. 
According to a meta-analysis led by Timothy Judge, Ph.D., a professor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, extroversion is the best predictor of leadership effectiveness (typically measured by assessments from subordinates and supervisors), followed closely by conscientiousness." [More @ businessinsider.com]

Friday, August 08, 2014

Prof A K Dasgupta (1926 - 2014)


Guest post by Mr. Kachiraju Nagaraja Rao
Prof. A K Das Gupta died on 27th July 2014 in Hyderabad.
Mr. Das Gupta a great personality in LIS field in India, a contemporary of Dr. SR Ranganathan, Prof. BS Keshavan, etc. An Octogenarian has worked in National Library, Calcutta, ICL, Insdoc, New Delhi and then migrated to Hyderabad to head the Library of Administrative Staff College of India in 1969. After a long Carrier with ASCI he moved to  Eenadu where he established a newspaper reference library. He was the President of IASLIC, 1999
A great inspiration to younger generation Librarians in India and particularly Hyderabad. He is well read and a scholar in true sense.  The Library fraternity (Academy of Library Science and Documentation), in Hyderabad expressed their deep felt condolences to him on 2nd August 2014.  It is incidental the Librarians lost another stalwart Prof. Neelameghan on the same day.

  • Articles in  mainstreamweekly.net + Letter in mainstreamweekly.net
  • One extract:"The proudest moment of my professional life was his appreciation of the Eenadu library organised by me."
  • His Letters to the Editor @ A K Dasgupta | Economic and Political Weekly
  • One extract: "The five articles by EW/EPW veterans (EPW, 10 and 17 January 2009) paying tributes to Sachin Chaudhuri, its founding father, helped me to refresh my memory about the unique economic journal. Incidentally, I am an avid reader of the journal since I joined the library profession in 1955 without a break."
  • His published works:
    • Where To Go From Here - A Guide To Educational & Career Opportunities, by K J Rao and A K Dasgupta, Educational & Career Information,  687 pp. : 2001, Reviews here and here. -- info courtesy  Manjula
    • For more see Web Catalog: here and here  :

A.K. Dasgupta A 203 San Remo Apartments Masab Tank, Hyderabad 500 028 Phone: 66664498 (R) E-mail: arunkantid@yahoo.co.in

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prof. Arashanipalai Neelameghan (1927-2014)

►►Prof. A. Neelameghan (1927-2014) -- He was a great teacher of teachers in the field of library science. My sincere prayers for him, with deepest gratitude for all the nice and kind inspirations that he offered to everyone. A senior colleague and a great contributor in the school of Dr. S R Ranganathan...

Arashanipalai Neelameghan , formerly Head, Section on Institution Building and Networking, UNESCO/PGI, Regional Advisor for Asia-Pacific, UNESCO//PGI. Undertook Technical Assistance missions to developing countries in Asia, Arab League States, Africa,  Latin America and the Caribbean sponsored by UNESCO/PGI, UNDP, IDRC, etc. These missions included  formulation of national  information policies, development of information institutions, organizing and teaching in national and regional training workshops in information studies. Established a regional post-graduate programme for training science information specialists in South Asia at the University of Philippines in Manila, the School of Information Studies for Africa at the University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a similar programme for Latin America at the University of Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, and a national training programme for China in Beijing. Initiated the regional information network ASTINFO for Asia.  Retired from UN civil service in 1986.

(courtesy: image seshu onter)

Following graduate and post-graduate studies in Madras, India, studied documentation and information in science in USA on Rockefeller Foundation and Fulbright scholarships. Worked in various special technical information centres in India before joining the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, established by Dr. S.R.Ranganathan in 1962, retired as Professor and Head, in 1984.Currently associated with the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (1963-) and the Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies (1993-), both not-for-profit national charitable trusts  promoting research, lectures, and publications in information studies. [source: inst.at]


Save the Time of the Godly: Information Mediators Role in Promoting Spiritual & Religious Accommodation

by Dr. Mohamed Taher.
This is dedicated to Professor Emeritus A. Neelameghan, a mentor of my mentors, and whose single outstanding contribution to the Multifaith world in an electronic document, OM Information Service (OMIS), overshadows all that is cataloged in the present article.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lessons from my Marathon by Tim Schindel

Info courtesy: Kevin Rogers.

'Lessons from my Marathon' @ Leading Influence, Updates and News on Leading Influence 
Several years ago, my best friend turned to me and said.... 'I'm fat! You're fat! We should do something about that.'  Then he proposed a competition. He would find some other 'fattys' and challenge us all to a weight loss competition. We each put in $100 and the first one to lose 10% of their body weight, would take the prize.  There were 7 of us that each put our money in.  I didn't win the pool, but I won something better.  After years of being a 'desk potato', I discovered that I really enjoyed running.  I started with walking and decided that I could burn more calories quicker if I began to run.  Like Forest Gump, I've been running ever since.  I've run 5 half marathons (21.1kms) and decided after the last one that I wanted more of a challenge.  My only option was to run a full marathon.  I signed up for the training program and began my marathon journey in January... in the dark... and in the rain!  Over the past few months, I increased my distances, strength and general health. On May 4, I ran my first marathon.
Here are some highlights.

1) Sharing the journey makes it easier.
2) I get by with a little help from my friends!
3) Encouragement is powerful! 
4) Listen to the Music! 
5) Share the love... continue reading