Famous Indian Islamic scholar Wahiduddin Khan passed away in Delhi on Wednesday (last night) after contracting COVID-19. He was 96 years old
Wahiduddin Khan was famous for advocating peace and interfaith harmony and was respected by people of different faiths. He was also the founder of Centre for Peace and Spirituality International.
In 2000, Wahiduddin Khan was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour, followed by the Padma Vibhushan (Second-highest) awarded this year. He was also the recipient of the Demiurgus Peace International Award.
Indian premier Narendra Modi and president Ram Nath Kovind shared a condolence message on social media. ”He will be remembered for his insightful knowledge on matters of theology and spirituality,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
The 96-year-old scholar is being remembered worldwide over his demise. He is highly regarded for his commentary on Quran, and many other subjects such as women’s rights, blasphemy, terrorism and interfaith issues.