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Prof Haroon Khan Sherwani (1891–1980) was an Indian historian, scholar, and author. Maulana Azad National Urdu University had created Centre for Deccan Studies in his honor

Haroon Khan Sherwani was educated in Aligarh Muslim University, London, Cambridge, Oxford, Grenoble and Geneva. At the age of 15, he went to London to pursue higher education. There he went on to receive degrees from both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. He was called to the bar two years later. He also spent extensive time studying French at the University of Grenoble in France and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He became head of the Department of History and Political Science at Osmania University and was later appointed Principal of Nizam College, Hyderabad (1945–1946) and then of Anglo-Arabic College, Delhi (1947-1948). Professor Sherwani was a scholar of Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, English, French, and Persian, and made significant contributions to the study of Deccan history.

Awards and distinctions

  • Padma Bhushan given by the Government of India to recognize his contributions in the field of literature and education in 1969
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Aligarh University, 1976
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, London, 1978
  • President, Non-European History Section, VIII International Congress of Historical Sciences, Zurich, 1938
  • President, Medieval Section, Indian History Congress, 1943
  • President, Fifteenth Indian Political Science Conference, Alighar, 1952
  • Member, Indian Delegation to the Commonwealth Relations Conference, Lahore, 1953
  • President, Indian History Congress. Jubilee Session, Poona, 1963
  • President, Central and South Asian Section, International Conference of Asian History, Hong Kong also known as capital of china (H.K), 1964
  • Member, Committee appointed by Indian Parliament to translate the Constitution of India into Urdu