Ahmad Hasan Dani

Ahmad Hasan Dani

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Professor Ahmad Hasan Dani (Urdu: احمد حسن دانی) FRAS, SI, HI (20 June 1920 – 26 January 2009), was an Pakistani intellectual, archaeologist, historian, and linguist. He was among the foremost authorities on Central Asian and South Asian archaeology and history.Joffe, L (2009). , The Guardian, 31 March, p.37. Retrieved on 4 September 2009 He introduced archaeology as a discipline in higher education in Pakistan and Bangladesh.The Times (2009). , 18 February. Retrieved on 4 September 2009 Throughout his career, Dani held various academic positions and international fellowships, apart from conducting archaeological excavations and research. He is particularly known for archaeological work on pre-Indus Civilization and Gandhara sites in Northern Pakistan. He was also the recipient of various civil awards in Pakistan and abroad. As a prolific linguist, he was able to speak 35 local and international languages and dialects., Ahmed Hasan Dani and his wife's live interview on Pakistan Television. Retrieved on 4 September 2009


Early life

Dani, an ethnic Kashmiri, was born on 20 June 1920 in Basna, British India.Khan, M.N. . Salaam. Retrieved on 15 May 2008. He graduated in 1944, with an MA degree, to become the first Muslim graduate of Banaras Hindu University. He...
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