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Islamic scholar dies at 96

Khan was undergoing treatment for Covid in Delhi since April 12


Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passed away yesterday at the age of 96. He had recently tested positive for Covid-19. Family sources said he breathed his last at Delhi’’s Apollo Hospital. He was admitted on April 12 due to the coronaviru­s infection.

In January, the government had announced that Khan would be awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest

civilian award. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, in 2000.

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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
■ Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

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