He started vomiting and had loose motions since Friday but collapsed on Saturday all of a sudden when he was being taken to a hospital.
LUCKNOW || Eminent Sanskrit scholar, Prof Ahsab Ali, who proved to the world that education and learning breach the walls of religion and community passed away in Gorakhpur on Saturday, his family said. He had not been keeping well for sometime.
Ahsab Ali was a former Muslim professor of Vedas in Gorakhpur’s Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University. He joined DDU in 1977 as an assistant lecturer on an ad hoc basis and retired as head of department (HoD) in 2010.
He taught Sanskrit in the Gorakhpur University for more than 32 years. Recently during the BHU controversy, he had urged students not to judge a teacher outside the class but what he is inside.
Prof Ali had topped in Sanskrit when he was in class 12th and he went to pursue the subject in higher classes too and he graduated in Sanskrit.
He went on to do post-graduation in Sanskrit, with specialisation in Vedas. He did his Phd on a com parity study of the Vedic and Islamic myths. Ali was originally from Jamunia village in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh.