Author, academician and MP Dr. Muhammad Hashim Kidwai passes away at Delhi

Dr. Muhammad Hashim Kidwai

New Delhi,10 Jan 2017: Noted author academician and Rajya Sabha MP, Dr Muhammad Hashim Kidwai (95) passed away after a brief illness in New Delhi. He was buried in Aligarh Wednesday after the Namaz-e-Asr.

Born in 1921 in Lucknow Dr. Kidwai passed his High School from Govt. High School, Sitapur Intermediate from Christian College, Lucknow and earned his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A.


He completed his studies with a PhD degree in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University and became a lecturer in AMU in 1948.

He, however, left Aligarh to serve the nation as an elected member of Rajya Sabha in 1984.



  1. When a great teacher dies it is a huge parting and loss for the whole community. A great teacher leaves behind a legacy of teachings, works, and folks who can carry on the Light and Wisdom that this individual teacher managed to shine on all around them. Our Kidwai Saheb, was one of these kinds of teachers. He left behind and empowered huge numbers of people to carry on the work, and still, there was no one like him and he is and always will be missed…his greatest quality was carrying the different set of students with his self-esteem.
    Intellectual-Empires of the Dead Teachers, are watched over by his well-trained soldiers!
    Only 16 months back, I received a phone call from Mubashir Mohammed, PCS & ( his 1956-student) enquiring about him from Karachi and I was amused to know that Kidwai Saheb kept his relations with his good students! Let us all pray for his Mughfirah…ALLH hi Rehami, Ameen!…My heartfelt condolences to Saleem Kidwai, my contemporary student as my wife joins me!


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