Professor Amirullah Khan passes away at Delhi hospital

Aligarh : Professor M Amirullah Khan, a senior faculty in the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University today passed away at a hospital in Delhi after a prolonged illness. He was 61.

Dr Khan’s demise has created a wave of sorrow on the university campus and condolence messages are pouring in from all sections of university fraternity and outside.

Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor has expressed a deep sense of grief on Dr Khan’s untimely death and said his passing away is a big loss to the university. He prayed for a higher place in Jannah for him and solace for the bereaved family. He said Dr Amirullah Khan was an excellent academician and teacher who had a wide following among his students and colleagues and was loved by one and all for his humane behaviour.

Prof Masud Anwar Alavi, Dean, Faculty of Arts termed his death as a big loss to Dr Khan’s students, family and friends and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Professor Rizwan Khan, Chairman, Department of English said he was pained at the news as he had a long personal association with Prof Amirullah Khan. He said the department has lost an articulated teacher and a good human being who befriended all whoever came in his contact.

Dr Amirullah Khan taught English for more than 25 years at the university and was closely associated with the Access English teaching programme at Aligarh conducted by the Regional English Language Office, American Centre, US Embassy, New Delhi.

Dr Khan had published four books and contributed chapters to five books on different topics. He participated in a number of national and international conferences and was actively associated with a number of programmes on English teaching carried by various institutes and colleges all over the country.

Dr Khan will be buried at the university graveyard, later today after Namaz-e-Maghrib.

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