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Abdul Raheem Khan: Remembering a silent champion of Urdu

Hyderabad: In his passing away, Hyderabad has lost not just a good educationist, an able administrator but a great champion of Urdu. No wonder the death of Dr. Abdul Raheem Khan, former Principal, Urdu Arts College, has plunged Urdu lovers into grief and left many shell-shocked.

Khan leaves behind two sons, a daughter and a legion of Urdu aficionados teary-eyed.

Over the years the soft spoken Khan became synonymous with Urdu and the Urdu Hall, Himayatnagar where he worked till the very end. He spent his entire life in this campus, joining the Urdu Arts College as a commerce lecturer in 1973 and retiring as its principal in 2006. But he contributed a lot for the propagation and preservation of Urdu as the general secretary of Anjuman-e-Taraqqi Urdu Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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