Wahiduddin Khan

Wahiduddin Khan Wahiduddin Khan (1 January 1925 – 21 April 2021), known with the honorific Maulana, was an Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist known for having written a commentary on the Quran and having translated it into contemporary English. He was listed in ''the 500 Most Influential Muslims'' of the world. In 1993, he asked the Muslims to relinquish claims over Babri Masjid site. Khan had also embarked on a peace march through Maharashtra along with Sushil Kumar (Jain monk) and Chidanand Saraswati post the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Khan received the Demiurgus Peace International Award, under the patronage of the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; India's third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in January 2000; the National Citizens' Award, presented by Mother Teresa and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (2009). He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour, in January 2021.

He died in Delhi from COVID-19 complications in April 2021 at the age of 96. Provided by Wikipedia
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