NEW DELHI— Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passed away on Wednesday at a private hospital in New Delhi. He was 96.
He was on a ventilator since April 13 battling Covid-19 related complications, his grand son-in-law Bilal Shafi said while confirming his death to Clarion India.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan,” his son Dr Saniyasnain Khan announced on the Facebook page of Maulana Khan. “He has left us as one big family to stay united and work for the cause of dawah. Please do dua.”
Khan was conferred with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, in January 2021. He is known for his critical stance on issues confronting Muslims in India and globally.