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Khalifa Abdul Hakim

June 13, 1896 - January 31, 1959

Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim was a great writer, philosopher and poet. He was born on June 13, 1896 at Lahore and died at the same place on January 31, 1959. He wrote over 350 books in Urdu, Persian and English apart from penning poetry. He translated Gita in Urdu. I (Muslim Saleem) have uploaded the picture of Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim, who was my grand uncle. The picture first appeared on my web site link ghazal link Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakeem or The picture has been contributed by Dr Rafia Hasan, the daughter of Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim. Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim did his Matriculation in 1910; FA in 1913 from Aligarh Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College (Which was declared as Aligarh Muslim University in the year 1920); BA in 1915 from Delhi St Stephens College; MA in 1917 also from Delhi St Stephen's College; LLB in 1918 Lahore from Law College. He was appointed Assistant Prof of Philosophy 1919 Osmania University Hyderabad Deccan. In 1925, he did his PhD from Heidelberg University, Germany (paid for by his salary and a loan from the University); The same year (1925) he became, Head of Department Philosophy of Osmainia University Deccan. He became Principal of Amar Singh College 1943-47 Srinagar, Kashmir and Director Education on Deputation. One again, he was appointed as Dean Faculty of Arts 1948-49 Osmaina University Hyderabad Deccan; He was awarded LLD (Honoris Causa) by the Punjab University Lahore 1957. He penned hundreds of books in Urdu, English and Persian and translated many an epic from Persian. He also translated Gita in Urdu in poetic form, which has been published by Haryana Urdu Academy and Bharti Vidhya Bhavan, Mumbai. His book Fikr-e-Iqbal is taught in higher Urdu classes. Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim was also the Founder Director, Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore (1949-1959).

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