Dr Shafikuddin Mollah, professor of condensed matter physics at the Physics Department of AMU, died yesterday afternoon on Wednesday, 25 July, 2012 at Gangaram Hospital in Delhi where he was shifted from Patel Chest Institute for some tests. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Dr Mollah had got a DSc from AMU and was a prolific paper writer and a major contributor to publication list of the department. He specialized in synthesis and characterization of materials. His sad demise also cuts the department's condensed matter physics staff by half. He was in his mid forties. He had pursued his research and service career in Jadavpur University, Kolkata and BIT, Ranchi in India as well as in Israel, Japan and Taiwan. He was member of the Executive Council of Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar in Haryana.