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Renowned Historian Mushirul Hasan Passes Away at 71

An alumni of Aligarh Muslim University, Mushirul Hasan was credited for writing extensively on the partition of India, and histories of Islam in south-Asia.

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Updated:December 10, 2018, 9:43 AM IST
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Renowned Historian Mushirul Hasan Passes Away at 71
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New Delhi: Professor Mushirul Hasan, a world renowned historian who served as the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia between 2004-09, passed away on Monday morning. He was 71. An alumni of Aligarh Muslim University, Hasan was credited for writing extensively on the partition of India, and histories of Islam in south-Asia.

Born on August 15, 1949, Hasan had won several awards, including Padma Shri and Ordre des Palmes Académiques. He was also the former Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, former president of Indo-Iran Society in Iran Embassy and former president of Indian History Congress.

In his condolence message, CPI(M) chief Sitaram Yechury said: "A Historian, A Teacher, A Vice-Chancellor, An Archivist: Mushir ul Hasan blended all fine qualities of our syncretic culture and scholarship. His work and his books continue to shape our consciousness."

According to a message being circulated on social media, his namaz-e-janaza will be performed at 1 pm at Babul Ilm and 2 pm at Jamia Mosque. The burial will take place in the Jamia graveyard.


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