ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s renowned nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away on Sunday morning after his health deteriorated last night.
It merits to mention here that Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was ill from some time, passed away on Sunday at the age of 86.
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan was considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program and is revered at home as a hero for building the Muslim world’s first atomic bomb.
Born in 1936 in Bhopal, India, Dr Khan immigrated along with his family to Pakistan in 1947 after partition of the subcontinent.
In 1967, Khan obtained an engineer’s degree from a university in Netherlands and later joined the doctoral program in metallurgical engineering at a university in Belgium.
He was the first Pakistani to receive three presidential awards including Hilal-e-Imtiaz.
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s health started deteriorated Saturday night, after which he was brought to the KRL hospital Sunday morning in an ambulance, at 6:00am.
Doctors tried their best to save the renowned scientist’s life, however, were unable to do so and he passed away at 7:04am. Doctors have said Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away as his lungs collapsed.
The hospital administration is trying to make arrangements to shift Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s body to his E-7 residence, after which an announcement for the nuclear scientist’s funeral is expected to be made.