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Md. Amin, historian, St Stephens institution, dead

Posted on Dec 15, 10:00PM | IANS

Mohammad Amin, a former vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia and who taught history at St. Stephens College for over four decades, died Saturday, a university official said. He was 86.

He is survived by his wife Khursheed Amin, son Shahid Amin and daughter Ghazala Amin.

Amin was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award. His last rites will be performed Sunday.

Journalist Barkha Dutt tweeted: "Sad to hear that Amin Saheb, eminent historian and great St Stephens College institution, passed away today."

Former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi tweeted: "Sad to announce that our dearest teacher Prof Amin is no more. For 4 decades he was the alter ego of St Stephen's college. Praying for him."