FIA Chicago Honors Life And Contributions Of Director Mir Ali

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Mir Ali, director of Federation of Indian Associations Chicago, who died Feb. 7, 2022, from a massive heart attack. Photo: courtesy FIA Chicago

The Federation of Indian Associations [FIA] Chicago IL, paid glowing tributes to its team member, late Mir Ali, to honor his life and his contributions holding a virtual Zoom event Jan. 08, 2022, hosted from Schaumburg, Illinois

Mir Ali had suffered a massive and fatal heart attack, on Jan 07, 2022 at 6:30am at his residence where he passed away.

This condolences ceremony entitled ‘FIA Tribute to Director Mir Ali’ was presided over by FIA Chairman Sunil Shah and President Hitesh Gandhi, Founding Member Neil Khot, and moderated by General  Secretary Richa Chand, a press release from Asian Media USA said.

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Team FIA members, several leaders, thinkers, artists and friends and family joined the Zoom meeting.  Originally scheduled to be just one hour long, the meeting went on for three hours as everyone wanted to share their grief and voice their views about Mir Ali.

Shanti mantras and prayers were recited ny Anu Malhotra and opening condolences speeches by delivered by Sunil Shah and Hitesh Gandhi.

A tribute video was played, capturing the precious moments in Mir Ali  life (Video Credit: Harry Siddhu, CEO Outland group of Companies).

Zoom meeting hosted by FIA Chicago Feb. 8, 2022, following the death of their revered leader Mir Ali Feb. 7, director of FIA. Photo: courtesy FIA Chicago.

Prominent leaders who also spoke were Neil Khot, Rita Shah, Mukesh Shah, Dhitu Bhgwakar, Smita Shah, Keerthi Reevori, Suresh Bodiwala, Ajeet Singh, Harry Siddhu, Mujeeb Ahmed, Gurmeet Singh Dhalwaan, Vinita Gulabani, Abir Maru, Richa Chand, Ila Chaudhari, Pika Munshi, Jitendra Balsara, Dr Fawaad Ahmad, Malti Pandhi, Monalisha Borghain, Manmeet Kaur, Vidya Joshi, Vikas Kalwani, Chandni Kalra, Dr Afroz Hafeez and many more friends who gave their heartfelt condolences to the cherished friend and colleague that they lost all too sudden.

Mir Ali (Apr 20, 1962 – Jan 07, 2022), fondly known as Mir Bhai, by his friends and contacts, hailed from Hyderabad India, and migrated to the USA, and lived with his family, in Carol stream IL. His old mother also lived with them., Ali was well-known name in the Chicagoland community.

A banker by profession Mir Ali was a musician at heart. He loved singing and was very famous as the ‘Voice of Mukesh’, the late legendary Bollywood singer. He was also trained in playing classical instruments, Tabla and Harmonium. He hosted several successful musical events with his team, ‘Mir Ali and Group’ and provided opportunity and platform to many new and upcoming artists. He was always on the lookout for the new talent and promoted them wholeheartedly and also helped many of the existing artists to showcase their singing, dancing and event management skills. He supported a lot of needy people financially by taking care of their education and wedding expenses, just like his own family. He also encouraged many of his friends to start their own musical companies and helped them get established.

He was also serving as Director in Team FIA and the organization expressed deep sorrow about the loss. In February, he was going to receive an award from another prominent community organization, MEATF and he was scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia for an invitational musical tour.

He leaves behind his wife, Farkhunda Jabeen Ali, son Nazar Ali and daughter Nida Ali.

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