|Died||20 October 1978 (aged 62–63)|
|Institutions||İstanbul, Ankara, Trabzon|
He was born in Çorum on 29 October 1915. His father Süheyl Rumi was a civil servant and because of his father's service places, he studied in various schools in different cities. He graduated from Adana highschool. Between 1932–1937 he studied Electrical Engineering in the İstanbul Technical University (ITU). By the scholarship of Turkish PTT, he obtained MS in Ecola Nationale Supereieur des Telecommunications in Paris, France.
In 1939, he became an associate professor in the newly established faculty of Electrical Engineering of ITU and in 1948 he became the professor in the same faculty. In 1960 he was elected as the distinguished professor of telecommunications in the same university. Between 1964–1965 he was the dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and between 1965–1969 he was the rector of the university. Between 1072–1976 he taught in Karadeniz Technical University. In 1977 he was reelected as the dean of faculty of Electrical Engineering in ITU.
Between 1960–1961 he took part in the Constituent Assembly of Turkey as a representative of the Turkish universities. Between 1963–1968 he served in the administrative board of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. Also between 1963–1966 he served in the scientific research committee of OECD. Between 1973 -1976 he was a member of Council of Higher Education (Turkey).
Books by Karafakı
A street in İstanbul was named after him.