Near East Scholar Hameed un-Din Dies of Cancer

Hameed ud-Din, former professor of Indo-Muslim culture, died of cancer Thursday at the Sydney Farber Cancer Center in Boston. He was 64 years old.

ud-Din, a native of India, taught at Harvard from 1967 until 1975, when he retired after learning he had cancer.

Before coming to Harvard, ud-Din taught Indo-Muslim history at Columbia University in 1965 and 1966. He was a professor of Asian history at Syracuse University from 1966 to 1968.

A former chairman of the Pakistan Council of Asia Society of New England, ud-Din served as lecturer, research associate and trustee at the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the Pakistan-American Foundation.

In 1938, ud-Din received a master's degree in history from Punjab University. He earned another M.A. in Persian history at Delhi University in 1941 and received a doctorate in Muslim history in 1954 from Punjab University.


Surviving ud-Din are his wife, Noor Fatiman, and son, Arzam Dean. Funeral services were held last Saturday at the Divinity School's Andover Chapel.