Historian Isaq Khan Is No More

KL Report


After surviving a cardiac arrest last week, Kashmir’s top class historian Prof Isaq Khan passed away in SKIMS after a procedure. He was 64. Khan is survived by his widow, a journalist son and two daughters.

Prof Khan was known for his two major works on Kashmir – The History of Srinagar 1846-1947 and Kashmir’s Transition to Islam, the Role of Mulsim Risihs. One of the two works was part of his PhD research.

Born to a hotelier Ghulam Ahmad Khan, Isaq Khan did his PhD with Prof Mohibul Hassan as guide in 1975. He was the first PhD in University of Kashmir’s Social Sciences faculty. He had joined university as a lecturer in 1970 and was promoted to Reader in 1982. He retired in 2005 as Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty. Post retirement he presided over Sheikh ul Aalam Chair in the University of Kashmir. His last book was a collection of his poetry.



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