IOS Condolence on the demise of Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan
New Delhi, June 9: With immense grief and sorrow, the Chairman, office-bearers, and members of staff of the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, offers its deep condolences on the sad demise of Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan, who passed away yesterday evening at his residence at New Delhi.
Prof. Refaqat Ali Khan was deeply associated with Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, for a long time. He was former Vice-Chairman of IOS and also looking after the academic projects of the Institute. He was the General Editor of the three volumes published by the Institute ‘The Role of Muslims in the Indian Freedom Struggle 1857-1947.'
Born in 1939, Prof. Khan studied at Aligah Muslim University, Aligarh. Initially he worked for Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. He worked with Professor A Rahman’s project ‘Science and Technology in Medieval India’. This was the first major work on the contribution of Indian Muslims to science and technology. Professor Refaqat Ali Khan taught history at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Maulana Azad College at Aurangabad.
May Allah accept all his good deeds, bless him with the choicest place in the heaven and grant sabr to all in the grieved family and us to bear this loss. Aameen.