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Professor Emeritus of Economics Usman Qureshi Dies

Usman Qureshi, professor emeritus of economics at Old Dominion University, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Keller, Texas, at the age of 82. A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 4, in Abbeville, S.C.

Qureshi was born in Delhi, India, in 1930 and moved with his family to Karachi, Pakistan, after partition in 1947, where he lived until leaving for the United States to attend graduate school at the University of Houston. He joined the ODU economics faculty in 1969, the year in which he received his Ph.D.

He subsequently was promoted to associate professor and then to full professor in 1979. Qureshi served as chair of the Department of Economics from 1981-88. In addition, he was the director of the Center for Economic Education from 1973 to 1992, and in this role presented ODU to the local business community. For many years he ensured the success of the Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon.

Qureshi retired in 1998 and moved to Texas several years ago to be close to his daughter Chandra Qureshi Brooks and son-in-law Greg Brooks.

"Please join me in extending our deepest sympathy to his wife, Mrs. Jean Qureshi, and to all of his family," said Gilbert Yochum, dean of the ODU College of Business and Public Administration. "Usman Qureshi was a dedicated scholar and a man of great dignity and compassion who shared his intellectual heritage with thousands of Old Dominion alumni. Our world will be less without him."

This article was posted on: August 7, 2012

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