Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Zilli, Director(Nazim) & Secretary of Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy has gone through a surgery at J.N. Medical College, AMU Aligarh on 12th December 2012. Surgery went fine and with some initial hick-ups, Prof. Zilli is fine and on a path of speedy recovery.
After retiring as a Professor from Dept. of History, Aligarh Muslim University in 2004, Prof. Zilli took over the rein of Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy in March 2008 after an accidental death of the then Director & Secretary Maulana Ziauddin Islahi. In last more than 4 years Prof. Zilli played a vital role in the revival of the institution. A major administrative and academic overhauling took place in Shibli Academy under his leadership. More than 40 books were published in last 4 years and some of its famous books were reprinted also which includes, Seeratun Nabi, Al-Farooq, Rahmat-e-Alam and Seerat-e-Sahaba.