Reports have surfaced that former Jamia Millia Islamia’s Vice Chancellor and renowned historian Professor Mushirul Hassan is unwell and was admitted to ICU in Apollo Hospital.
Close family friend said Professor Hasan, the modern day architect of Jamia, was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest congestion. For the last many days he has been admitted in ICU undergoing treatment. The source said he was expected to be discharged from ICU today but his is still there with his condition improving.
It was in November 2014 when 67-year-old Professor Hasan then had met with a road accident on his way to Mewat from Delhi on Saturday. Then his condition was stated to be critical and the Apollo had issued a statement: “The patient was brought to the hospital in a critical condition and was immediately attended to by our team of experts. He is currently undergoing surgery by a competent multidisciplinary team of senior consultant doctors.”
Professor Hasan, who served Jamia V-C from 2004-09, recovered. He lives in his house in New Friends Colony with his wife Zoya Hasan – an Indian academic and a political scientist. It was during the tenure of Professor Hasan that Jamia developed and made its mark in internationally. Several new buildings and centres were opened during his time.
Many strongly feel that the development that took place during his time is missing now.