Sad News

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of “Lafar” today in Leonardtown, Maryland. Dr.Lafeer leaves behind his wife Zooni , and his children, Zeena, Firoze, and grand children Zack, Zayd, Ryan, Raif, Zelie.

The following message was forwarded to me by Feizal on behalf of the family.


Dr. Mohamed Fauzul Lafeer, beloved husband of Zooni, father of Zeena (Sameer) and Firoze (Christine) grandfather of Zack, Zayd, Rayn, Raif and Zelie passed away today, April 13, 2022 in Leonardtown, Maryland. He was a respected, helpful and beloved friend of our Sri Lankan Muslim community in this area.


ISA, salat-ul-Janaaza will be at 1:30 pm at ICM tomorrow, April 14th, after salat-ul-Dhuhr and burial at Al-Firdous Memorial Gardens.


ICM: 19411 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879


Al Firdous: 3845 New Design Road, Frederick, MD 21703


We ask Allah SWT to forgive his mistakes, accept all his good deeds solely for His sake, have mercy on him on the Day of Judgment, cleanse and purify him and grant him Jannathul Firdous. Ameen.


May Allah SWT give strength and patience to his family in their time of sorrow. Ameen.


Please remember all of them in your duas.



May he Rest In Peace.

Sam & Feizal

17 thoughts on “Sad News”

  1. passing of another dear colleague.
    i remem ber him with fondness at bus stand in dehiwela on out way to med school.
    may he rest in peace and sympathies to his family.


  2. What a loss
    He was with us in Bloem in the same floor as me. Very kind & soft spoken gentleman. He had a beautiful hand writing & I used to borrow his notes.
    I had a good chat with him at our 2014 RU.
    I am deeply saddened.
    May his soul Rest In Peace


  3. Lafeer sat immediately next to me through Block days and we were together for many of our attachments. I enjoyed his and Zooni’s hospitality on more than one occasion in Maryland and meeting up with his children when I did.
    Zooni, I had hoped to meet up with all of you again but COVID has interfered. My deepest sympathies to you and the family. He was a good friend. I am sorry not to have been able to keep in closer contact.


  4. It is very sad news indeed. My association with Laffa was mainly in the Bloem. Always quietly spoken with a ready smile and ever helpful. One who touched most people’s lives with his gentle manner. I remember going to him to clarify several doubts during my preparation for exams and having things explained in his very clear way with his beautiful notes. It was wonderful to catch up with him at our RU.
    My deepest sympathies to Zooni and all the family,


  5. It is very sad to hear the passing away of another dear colleague of ours. He was a very quiet unassuming person who although I did not know well always had a pleasant smile .
    Please offer our deepest sympathies to his family . May his soul test in ☮️ peace.
    Praxy and Ranjit


  6. Very sad to hear. Yes , we called him Lafar. Very friendly and humble guy. We had the privilege of meeting him, Zooni and family. He took us “ crabbing “ . He tied white of egg on a hook and caught a few. Then he cooked them for us. Once when I called him, he whispered “ I am in Soudi as a part of the US medical accreditation committee. He was a good pediatrician and went beyond clinical practice. Smart guy. We enjoyed Zooni’s company whenever we met. Zooni please accept accept our deepest sympathies. May his soul Rest In Peace.
    dharma and Yogamany.


  7. I was so very sad to learn about the passing of ‘ Laffa ‘.
    Another one of our members – now gone …
    May He Rest in Peace ..

    My Deepest Sympathies to Zooni and family .

    He and Zooni sat next to me at the RU 2014 Saturday night Dinner , and it was nice to talk to him, as I never really had a chance to get to know him much .
    He was a very quiet guy with the smile on his face all the time .
    From what I remember, one of the youngest in the Class of 64 ., and one of the brightest in the Class of 64
    Just goes to show, how important it is to meet up with the Class of 64– had it not been for the RU 64- 2014- -I would have never met him and Zooni .
    Remembered – But Not Forgotten ..
    Deepthie .


  8. We met him a few times in Washington D.C, when I was in New York, visited him & met Zooni. Great lady she was & Laffar was the same quiet wonderful person. He visited us in N.Y, we cooked dinner & had a lot of fun, talking about old times. Very intellectual, bright person he was. Iranthie joins me in sending our sad thoughts & condolences to Zooni & rest of family.



  9. I was saddened by the news. Laffa was my room-mate at Bloem at one time. My deepest sympathies to the family.
    Cletus Fernando


  10. Just returned to Pittsburgh after visiting Bryce and Zion national parks in Utah. I could not get into our website via the iPad. Hence the late response.

    Yes indeed very sad news. Laffa Zooni and family used to visit Altoona quite often and on several of these occasions Piching and I and our kids were part of the gathering. We have visited Laffa and Zooni in Maryland when we were residents.
    Piching and I convey our deepest sympathies to Zooni and the rest of the family.

    Nisantha and Piching


  11. “LAFAR”..dear friend..May you R.I.P. with Allah…My deepest sympathies to Zooni and family…Ameen


  12. My condolences go to family of dr lafeer he was a great dr to have He was my dr from day one since I was born And took care of me he will missed I love u dr lafeer


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