REMEMBERING USMAN KHALID
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Usman Khalid the founding father of London Institute of South Asia died on Monday 31stMarch 2014 after a prolonged illness in Windsor London, A great visionary has passed away. We shall not gaze upon his like again
He was a prolific writer and a great campaigner for Kashmiris, Dalits, Adivasis and all the oppressed people of the world, however, his primary focus was on South Asia. There was never a dull moment listening to him, even if you disagreed with him. He spoke his mind and spoke with confidence and conviction. His book ‘Authentic Voices’ published by the London Institute of South Asia is a remarkable piece of work that was dedicated to 250,000 Sikhs and 90,000 Kashmiri martyrs and many more who have been killed in all parts of India notably, Assam, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Usman Khalid was inspiring, principled, rebellious and full of ideas and a diehard supporter of the oppressed and the exploited. Above all he was a perfect gentleman. His extraordinary life has come to an end but his legacy will endure...
He shall surely be missed by his friends, family and the supporters of his visionary work for the oppressed and the marginalised in South Asia.
London Institute of South Asia has received well over two thousand e- mails and condolences messages from his admirers worldwide. We apologise for being unable to reply to each separately but we like to thank them all and assure them that we remain committed to carry forward his struggle