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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan succumbs to COVID-19 in Delhi

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan was hospitalized last week after testing positive for Covid-19

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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, a renowned Indian Islamic Scholar and peace activist passed away in Delhi on Wednesday.

As being reported, a 96-year-old scholar had tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

He was admitted to ICU at Apollo Hospital in the Indian capital.

Maulana’s son Zafarul Islam Khan (former Chairman, Delhi Minorities Commission) took to Twitter to share the sad news of Khan’s demise.

“The great Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan breathed his last, late this evening. Doctors failed to revive his sinking heart. Pray for his maghfirat and high station in Paradise. Amin,” he wrote.

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Islamic scholar and noted writer is also known for translating the Quran into contemporary English.

He has been listed in the 500 Most Influential Muslims of the world.

Maulana has been regarded as among the higher Muslim intellects of 20th century

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan was awarded the Padma Bhushan, in January 2000, India’s third-highest civilian honour, for his contributions.

He is the author of over 200 books and a bulk of his oeuvre focused on secularism, inter-faith dialogue, social harmony, and freedom of speech.

Condolence messages have been pouring in on social media on the scholar’s demise.

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