Extract from an obituary in The Muslim News: "Khurshid Drabu’s passing away is the loss of a charming individual who led a charmed life. He achieved distinction in his career of choice while also ...
Former governor of the Central Bank of Iran During the economic boom Khodadad Farmanfarmaian became the governor of the central bank of Iran, in 1968, at the early age of 40. He played a key role in steering Iran's 'economic miracle' when it was developing world's fastest-growing economy. As governor, he helped ...
A Turkish military officer who assumed his country's presidency by leading a coup. General Kenan Evren led a military coup in Turkey and then imposed the harshest repression in his country's history leading to his trial and conviction more than 30 years later. Turkey had fallen into near anarchy and violence ...
One of the pioneers of Muslim renaissance in Bengal. A quite revolutionary and one of the pioneers of the renaissance in Bengal, Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah played a notable role in advancing and upgrading Muslim society in undivided province during the British ruled period in India. A renowned educationist, a high ...
Novelist Author of five novels, including Burnt Shadows, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie is a promising writer in English language. Burnt Shadows has been translated into over 20 languages. Kamila Shamsie has also written a work of non-fiction, Offence: The Muslim Case. A trustee of ...
The inventor of the doner kebab The origin of the doner kebab, that popular snack of carved roast, sliced from a rotating skewer, and served in a lavash or pita bread on street corners around the world is said to have been invented by Kadir Nurman, a Turkish Gastarbeiter or ...
Anthropologist and researcher Renowned anthropologist and researcher Khursheed Kaimkhani was well known for his contributions to anthropology, history and literature of gypsies, scheduled castes and other nomad tribes. He served in Pakistan army for 15 years before turning to the field of research. When the army decided to launch a military ...
Dedicated aid worker A dedicated humanitarian aid worker Khalil Dale spent thirty years of his life, much of it for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in most of the challenging countries of the world, including Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. From 1985 to 1986 Khalil Dale was a Red ...
Leader of the Darfur rebels in Sudan. Dr. Ibrahim led the Darfur-based Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, which unlike other Darfur rebel groups did not join last year's peace deal signed with the government. Darfur has been in turmoil since 2003, when ethnic African rebels accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government ...
Human rights and anti-apartheid activist of South Africa. Politician, lawyer and academic of South Africa known as 'the Bee' Kader Asmal was close to Nelson Mandela both personally and through the African National Congress (ANC) work. After the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, Kader Asmal returned from his exile ...