Prof. Muhammed Raziuddin Siddiqui

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi

Prof Muhammed Raziuddin Siddiqui
A Karachiite, student of Albert EINSTEIN
Born 1908 Hyderabad Deccan
Died 1998 Islamabad
Following is the excerpt of an article written by Prof K Stevenson
In an Indian Journal
Dr Siddiqui was born in Hyderabad, an eminent scholar, Theoretical Physicist and Mathmetician and illustrious Alumni of Osmania University
He was the 7th VC of Osmania University 1947-48 before migration to Pakistan
Dr Siddiqui has also learned Arbic, Persian and Arts
Hyderabad Govt awarded him scholarship for his advance studies in Europe
Cambridge 1926-28 MA in Mathematics under prof Paul Dirac
Germany 1928-30 MSc Mathematics and M Phil in Quantum Physics under Albert EINSTEIN and Karl Heisenberg a Nobel Laureate
He submitted his thesis on famous Theory of Relativity and Nuclear Energy. PhD in Theoritical Physics from University of Leipzig
Paris 1930 he did post doctoral research.
Then he return to India and became the Director in the Institute of Scientific Research of Osmania University . He was the Fellow of Indian National National Science Academy and president of Indian Mathemetical society
1948 or 1950 migrated to then capital city Karachi Pakistan. He joined Karachi University teaching Faculty in Applied Mathematics
1953-58 served as VC of Peshawar University
1960-64 Sindh University
1964-1972 Quaid e Azam University Islamabad
He helped in establishment of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and worked in Theoretical Physics in order to develop a nuclear bomb
At request of Mr Z A Bhutto he accepted a position of mentor of young academi scientists
As director of Mathematical Physics Group was tasked Mathematical Calculation in Fission reaction and Supercomputing and had reported directly to Dr Abdul Salam, a Nobel Laureate.
Government of Pakistan awarded him Nishan e Imtiaz, Hilal e Imtiaz and Sitara e Imtiaz
In January 1998 this Nobel Physicist, Scholar, Mathematician and Art Lover finally left for his heavenly abode

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About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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