Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Obituaries: Dr. N.B. Baloch

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Obituaries: Dr. N.B. Baloch

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On 6th April 2011 we lost our leading historian and versatile scholar, Dr. N.B. Baloch, (also referred as Dr. N.A. Baloch).

Dr. Baloch was born on 16th December 1917 in the village of Jafar Khan Leghari (District Sanghar, Sindh). After his early education he graduated from the Bombay University. He later joined the famous Aligarh Muslim University and did his masters in Arabic and L. L. B. On a government scholarship he proceeded to the Columbia University U.S.A. and did his masters and Ph.D., in Education. Rejecting a UNO offer for job he joined the newly established University of Sindh as Professor in Education and established the Department of Education there. Later he became its Vice Chancellor (1973-1976). Then his services were obtained by the Federal Government. He worked as the Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Education. For some time he also served as the Director of the National Institute of Cultural and Historical Research. He was also appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of the International Islamic University at Islamabad. Under his expert guidance the university became fully functional. He was also appointed Secretary of the 1 5th Pakistan National Hijra Council and organized conferences and published books. He was also the founding Chairman of the Sindhi Language Authority. He also enjoyed the prestigious position of National Professor and was Advisor to the President of Pakistan.

The University of Sindh recognizing his services appointed him as Professor Emeritus for Allama I.I. Kazi Chair.

He received Kamal-i-Fann Award. …

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