TNN, Nov 30, 2010, 11.40pm IST, The Times of India
HYDERABAD: Noted Indian-American scholar Omar Khalidi was killed in a freak train accident near Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, on Monday, according to reports reaching here.
According to Khalidi's wife Nigar, the writer, who was suffering from diabetics and insomnia, fainted and fell before a train that was approaching at the MIT railway station. The body was shifted to a hospital and the namaz-e-janaja (funeral prayers) is expected to be performed later in the day, Nigar told TOI over phone.
Omar Khalidi, 54, was an expert on India's socio-political affairs. He wrote several books and articles. Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Khalidi finished his MA from the US and PhD from the University of Wales, UK. He worked as an associate professor at the MIT's Aga Khan Porframme for Islamic Architecture.
See the details of his life and contributions:
Dr. Omar Khalidi - A Rare Scholar-Cum-Librarian - Obituary
His other books include 'Khaki and Ethnic Violence in India: Army, Police, and Paramilitary Forces During Communal Riots' and 'Muslims in Indian Economy'. See all the books at Amazon.com