Mirza Kaukub Qadr, the great-grandson of the final ruler of Awadh Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, and the grandson of Mirza Birjis Qadr, gave up the ghost in Kolkata on Sunday at 4.25 pm. He was once 87.
Mirza Kaukub Qadr, former professor with the Aligarh Muslim University, is survived by his wife, Mamlikat Badr from Lucknow’s famous Shia cleric circle of relatives, and six children.
Qadr will be laid to rest at Mutiyaburj in Kolkata at the circle of relatives burial ground, Gulshanabad, said his daughter Manzilat Fatima who lives in Kolkata.
Famed movie director, Satyajit Ray had consulted Dr Kaukub Qudr on his research work on Wajid Ali Shah and his literary and cultural contributions, said Fatima.
He was once a research consultant to Satyajit Ray for the movie ‘Shatranj ke Khilari’ and gratefully acknowledged by Ray in his subsequent writings.