Noted Historian Mushirul Hasan Passes Away, Tributes Pour In
Noted historian and former Jamia Millia Islamia vice chancellor Mushirul Hasan passed away early Monday after prolonged illness at a private hospital in Delhi.
Noted historian and former Jamia Millia Islamia vice chancellor Mushirul Hasan passed away early Monday after prolonged illness at a private hospital in Delhi.(Photo: Facebook)

Noted Historian Mushirul Hasan Passes Away, Tributes Pour In

Noted historian and former Jamia Millia Islamia vice chancellor Mushirul Hasan passed away early Monday after prolonged illness at a private hospital in Delhi, the university said.

Hasan, who was admitted to the hospital last night, breathed his last at 4 am. He was nearing 70.

“He met with a road accident about two years ago and was mostly bed-ridden after that. He was also undergoing dialysis for kidney problems,” former secretary to Jamia Vice chancellor, Zafar Nawaz Hashmi, told PTI.

He added, "Some health complications emerged and he was taken to hospital post midnight. He passed away there this morning." His namaz-e-janaza will be performed at 1 pm at Babul Ilm and 2 pm at Jamia mosque, said family sources.

"He will be buried at the campus cemetery meant for vice chancellors," a spokesperson of the university said.

Tributes Pour In

Several political figures, including CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, condoled the death.

Known for his work on partition and history of Islam in south Asia, Hasan served as Jamia Millia Islamia vice chancellor between 2004-09. He also held the posts of director general of National Archives of India, vice-chairman of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and president of Indian History Congress.

The CPI(M) general secretary remembered Hasan as a blend of syncretic culture and scholarship.

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