He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, in January 2021
NEW DELHI – Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Sarita Vihar in serious condition and he has been found positive for coronavirus, his son Zafarul-Islam Khan informed on Twitter.
“The great scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is admitted in serious condition in Apollo Hospital Sarita Vihar late last night. Tested Covid+. In ICU. Please pray for his quick recovery.” Islam, the former head of Delhi’s Minorities Commission, wrote.
Khan, 96, 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.
He has denounced radical ideologies and extremist responses by Muslims and recommends peaceful ways to resolve issues. He has been awarded the Demiurgus Peace International Award, under the patronage of the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and The National Citizens’ Award.
Khan has written the much acclaimed Tazkirul Quran, a commentary of the holy book and publishes Al-Risala monthly magazine.