New Delhi: Professor Rizwan Qaiser, noted historian and former head of Jamia Millia Islamia’s history department, succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday.
Prof Qaiser has been serving as a teacher at Jamia’s history department since 1989. He has written several many books. He important works are related to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Indian National Congress.
An alumnus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Qaiser He has served as the Honorary Director, Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations and Head, Departmen of History and Culture in Jamia Millia Islamia.
The funeral prayer of Rizwan Qaiser will take place in Batla House Mosque on Sunday.
Condolence messages are pouring in over his demises from various sections.
Extremely shocked to hear that dear friend and historian Rizwan Qaiser of Jamia has succumbed to Covid. Has left behind so many memories, still can’t believe that Rizwan is no more. Rest in peace dear friend.
— S lrfan Habib (@irfhabib) May 1, 2021
Prominent writer and JNU professor Amitabh Matto quoted Dylan to express his grief over Prof. Qiaser’s death.
“How many deaths will it take … too realise that too many people have died” – Dylan
Historian Rizwan Qaiser, of Jamia and alum of JNU passes away because of Covid-related complications. pic.twitter.com/JYx1M0I1b1
— Amitabh Mattoo (@amitabhmattoo) May 1, 2021