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Khaliq Ahmed Nizami (1925–1997) was an Indian historian and diplomat.[1]

K.A. Nizami
Born(1925-12-05)5 December 1925
Died4 December 1997(1997-12-04) (aged 71)
Alma materUniversity of Agra
Spouse(s)Raziyah Nizami


Early life and educationEdit

Nizami was born in Amroha, United Provinces, British India. He completed his M.A. in history in 1945, from Meerut College, then affiliated to University of Agra, and he was awarded the LL.B. degree by the same university.


He was married to Razia Nizami (now deceased). They had 5 children. Prof.(retd) Ahtisham Ahmed Nizami (Department of Mechanical Engineering, A.M.U., and ex-director K.A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies A.M.U.), Mrs. Azra Alvi (retired associate professor, Department of History A.M.U.) She is the wife of Late Prof.(retd.) Rafi Ahmad Alvi of Department of History A.M.U.); Prof Wajih Ahmed Nizami (professor of Zoology, A.M.U., now deceased), Mujeeb Ahmad Nizami (Banker in Dubai, now deceased) and Prof. Farhan Ahmad Nizami (director of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, UK).



He joined Aligarh Muslim University, in the Department of History, in 1947. He was a professor there for several years and later served as vice-chancellor (acting) from 3 January 1974 to 30 August 1974.[2] He also served as the dean of the university's Department of History from 3 July 1977 to 30 July 1980.[3] The K. A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies at the university is named after him.[4][5]


He was India's ambassador to Syria from 1975 to 1977.


  • On History and Historians of Medieval India
  • Royalty in Medieval India
  • The Life & Times of Shaikh Nizam-u'd-din Auliya
  • The life and times of Shaikh Farid-ud-din Ganj-i-Shakar
  • Some Aspects Of Religion And Politics In India During The 13th Century
  • Medieval India: A Miscellany

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Professor K.A. Nizami: scholar and historian of medieval India. Idarah-i-Adabiyat-i-Delli. 2000.
  2. ^ "Aligarh Muslim University -- Public Relations Officer".
  3. ^ "Ex-Deans".
  4. ^ "Aims & Objectives". K.A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies.
  5. ^ "Vice President Inaugurates Prof K.A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies in Aligarh Muslim University".

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