By Naved Masood,
Prof. Ahmad was Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta and a distinguished Molecular Geneticist.
The news of Prof Asad Ahmad's passing away came as a complete shock for though for the last several months we were not in touch, such 'net silence' on his part was not unprecedented. It comes out though that this time round it was his serious illness and not his occasional hibernation that led to his silence. His death gives me much thought to reminisce and introspect.