The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Professor Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, passed away early Saturday (May 4), the institute’s spokesperson said. As per initial reports, Khan who was suffering from heart ailment, was hospitalised on Friday night after his health condition deteriorated. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
Dr. Khan, who had a 40-year long career in teaching, completed his Bachelors in Science degree, specialising in Botany, in 1973, and his Masters in 1974. Then, in 1985, he completed his PhD in Physiological Ecology from Ohio University. On Jan 23, 2017, Dr. Ajmal Khan was appointed the 17th Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Karachi (KU) for four years.
Dr. Khan had also been awarded the Pride of Performance on August 14, 2001 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2007 in recognition of his contribution in the field of science.
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