Khalid Wang, 44 passed away on Monday 17 August and was buried next day at Rookwood Cemetery. The Salat-al-Janaza was held at Lakemba mosque attended by family and community members.
Khalid was the only son of late Dr Mohammad Ali Wang who played a key role in the foundation of AFIC in 1976 together with its founding President Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad.
Dr Wang was the first Chairman of Islamic Council of NSW, President of AFIC from 1978-1982 and the Chief Organizer of highly successful AFIC Youth Camps for almost a decade. Supported by his wife Mrs Salma Wang, the family rendered a lasting contribution in the development of the Australian Muslim Community.
The Wang family is survived by Mrs Salma Wang and three daughters, Asma, Najma and Alia and their grand children, all living in Sydney.
Dr Mohammed Ali Wang’s father was an Islamic scholar and Imam in Peking and left to settle in Pakistan during the communist uprising. Dr Wang completed his medical Education from Lahore before the family migrated to Sydney in the early 1970s. He finally retired from the position of Superintendent, Newcastle Hospital.