Advocate Shaikh led a local
delegation to meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh demanding
the release of the 2006 Malegaon blast accused.
Advocate Shamsulhoda Shamsudoha Shaikh, noted lawyer, vice
president of Jamiatul Ulema Malegaon and the man who had led the
team of local advocates to get the accused in the 2006 Malegaon
blast case released on bail died today evening in Malegaon. He was
He was a cardiac patient and had
underwent by-pass surgery and angioplasty in the past. He died
today at around 06 in the evening, family sources said.
"He was not feeling well since last
few months. But today he went to the mosque to offer Friday
prayers", the sources added.
Known popularly as Advocate SS
Shaikh, he was the first from Malegaon to do masters in law. After
completing LLM from Bombay University in 1972, he joined his father Advocate Shamsudoha
Shaikh for practice in Malegaon. After two years of practice in
Malegaon, he was appointed in 1974 at Jalgaon court as first class
magistrate. He worked as magistrate for one year but returned to
Malegaon and re-started own practice that continued till his
Regarded as one of the very senior
most advocates not only in Malegaon but in the entire district,
Advocate SS Shaikh was vice president of bar council in 1980 and
also elected as president of Malegaon Bar Association in 1992-93.
He played a very pivotal role in getting the sanction of the
building of Malegaon Advocates' Chamber.
"Since such chambers are not meant
for Taluka places, Advocate SS Shaikh with fellow advocates worked
very hard to get it sanctioned", fellow lawyer Advocate Nehal
Ansari said while talking to ummid.com.
An expert in Mohammedan law,
Advocate Shaikh, besides teaching at Malegaon Law College for more
than 30 years, was the main hand at Pune University's faculty of
Among the senior most lawyers in
Malegaon, Advocate Shaikh also worked as legal advisors for
Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) and Manmad Municipal Council.
Also known for his social work,
Advocate Shaikh was till his death chairman of Malegaon Spinning
Mills, Vice President of Jamiatul Ulema Malegaon, one of the
Trustees of Malegaon Eid-gah, chairman of Tameeri Mahaaz besides
being the member of few education institution.
As vice president of Jamiatul Ulema
Malegaon he led the team of local advocates who worked
day in and day out for the Muslim youths framed in the 2006
Malegaon blast case. He also led various delegations to Delhi and
Mumbai to meet the concerned ministers including Prime Minister Dr
Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Mrs Sonia Gandhi to seek the
release of the Muslim accused.