Eminent linguist and Emeritus Professor of Aligarh Muslim University, Dr. Masood Husain Khan died at Aligarh, a statement said on October 16. Dr. Khan, 92-year old scholar of Urdu, served as Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Jamia Urdu, Aligarh. His magnum opus, A History of Urdu Language
, originally his PhD dissertation which was published in 1948, advanced a new theory of Urdu’s birth, contradicting all theories hitherto popular among scholars. Prof. Kh...