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Historian, Prof Mushirul Hasan passes away at 71

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New Delhi: 71-year-old renowned historian, Professor Mushirul Hasan passed away early Monday morning.

Prof Hasan served as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia between 1992-96 and later in the capacity of VC between 2004-09. An alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University, Hasan was credited for writing extensively on the partition of India, and histories of Islam in south-Asia.

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.”

Hasan’s namaz-e-Janaza will be performed at 1 pm at Babul Ilm and at 2 pm at Jamia Mosque. The burial will take place at the Jamia graveyard.