Chronology

Chronological biography of late Professor Syed Hasan Askari highlights his illustrious life with respect to historical events, professional career & distinguished services, complimented by presidential awards & honors in addition to official recognition of his literary & scholarly achievements during his life and even after his death as listed below.

1901   Born to Syed Razi Hasan and Raziat Fatma on April 10th, 1901 in Khujwa, Saran District, Bihar, India.

1914   Demise of Syed Razi Hasan (Father) in Khujwa, Saran District, Bihar, India.

1916   Graduates with honors from Madarsa Islamiya Khujwa Middle School Siwan, Bihar, India.

1918   Secures 1st Division & District Junior Scholarship in the Matriculation Examination from Chapra Zila School, Bihar, India. 

1922   Receives Bachelor of Arts (Honors) & graduates from Greer Bhumihar Brahamin College (now Langhat Singh College), Muzaffarpur, India.

1924   Receives M.A in History from Patna University, Patna, India.

1925   Attains B.L. from Patna University, Patna, India.

1926   Marries Umme Salma daughter of Syed Raza Hussain and Sakina Fatima Hussain in 1926. (They had 4 daughters and 3 sons).

1926   Gets appointed as Master of History in the New College, later Patna College, Patna, India.

1927   Gets promoted to Lecturer of History in Patna College, Patna, India.

1930   Gets promoted to Assistant Professor of History in Patna College, Patna, India.

1936   Gets elected as Associate Member of the Indian Historical Records Commission (the apex body of Government of India on archival matters) and contributed research papers to the annual sessions of the Commission (1936-1956). Attends sessions of Indian History Congress and presented papers till 1958.

1938   Attends 15th meeting/session of Indian Historical Records Commission, Poona, India (December 16th/17th 1938).

1938   Publication of seven articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1939   Attends 16th meeting/session of Indian Historical Records Commission, Calcutta, India (December 13th, 1939).

1939   Publication of five articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1940   Attends 17th meeting/session of Indian Historical Records Commission, Braoda, India (December 21st, 1938).

1940   Publication of fourteen articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1941   Publication of five articles and research papers in various journals  and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1942   Presents paper at the 18th meeting/session of Indian Historical Records Commission, Mysore, India (January 21st, 1942).

1942   Publication of seven articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1942   Presents paper at the 19th meeting/session of Indian Historical Records Commission, Trivandrum, India (December 28th, 1942).

1942   Publication of an article/research papers in Proceedings of Indian Historical Records Commission, Vol. 19.

1943   British Indian Government confers the title of "Khan Sahib".

1943   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1944   Attends 21st meeting/session of Indian Historical Records Commission, Udaipur, India (December 7th, 1944).

1944   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1945   Associates with Regional Records Survey Committee, Bihar, India.

1945   Publication of five articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1946   Publication of six articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1947   Gets elected as President of Medieval India Section of X Session of the Congress at Bombay, India and serves on it's Executive Committee for several years.

1947   Publication of six articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1948   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1949   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1950   Promotion to Professor of History and Head of the History Department, Patna College, Patna, India.

1950   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1950    Gets selected as Member of Editorial Board of Medieval India Quarterly Journal, Aligarh Muslim University.

1951   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1952   Publication of six articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1953   Publication of nine articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1954   Publication of seven articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1955   Publication of six articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1956   Retires from Government Service (Bihar Educational Service, Class 1), Patna, India.

1956   University Grants Commission selects Professor Askari for recognition of eminent retired teachers.

1956   Patna University reemploys Professor Askari and continues teaching post graduate classes with one brief gap from 1956-1964.

1956   Publication of three articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1957   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1958   Delivers Sir Abdullah Suharwarady Memorial Lecture, at University of Calcutta.

1958   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1959   Publication of three articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1960   Publication of eight articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1961   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1962   Gets elected as Honorary Secretary, Regional Records Survey Committee, Bihar, India (1962-1966).

1962   Gets elected as Honorary Director, K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute (1962-1969).

1962   Publication of three articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1963   Publication of Introduction -  The antiquarian remains in Bihar by D. R. Patil, Historical Research Series, Volume 4, Kashi Prasad Jayswal Research Institute, Patna, India.

1963   Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1964   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1965   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1966   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1967   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1968   The Bihar Research Society publishes a special volume in Prof. Askari's honor in 1968. (Professor Syed Hasan Askari Felicitation Volume by Śrīdhara Vāsudeva Sohonī, The Journal of The Bihar Research Society - Special Issue 1968).

1968   Publication of three articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1969   Magadh University, Bihar, confers the degree of D. LITT (HONORIS CAUSA) on 19th January 1969.

1969   Gets elected as President of Indian History Congress at its session in Varanasi (but Professor Askari conveys his regrets to accept the great honor).

1969 Dedication of "Society and Culture in Medieval India (1206-1556)", by Professor A. Rashid to Professor Syed Hasan Askari.

1969   Publication of three articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1971   The late Shah of Iran invites Professor Askari and his wife Mrs. Salma Askari to attend the 2500th year of Persian Monarchy in 1971 but he could not attend due to illness.

1972   Publication of three articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1973  Gets selected as Member of the Advisory Committee of Historians (10), Government of India to comment on the historical portion of the revised series of Gazetteers of India (1973).

1973   Publication of six articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1974   Publication of Tārīkh-i Farrukhʹsiyar va avāʼil-i ʻahd-i Muḥammad Shāh, maʻrūf bih Shāhʻnamah-i munavvar kalām by Shīv Dās Lakʹhnavī, (edited by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Iqbal Book Dept, Patna, India.

1974   Publication of six articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1975   Delivers Ishaq Memorial Lecture at the Indo-Iran, Calcutta.

1975   Delivers Presidential Address at the annual session of Bihar Research Society, Patna.

1975   Delivers Khuda Bakhsh Memorial Lecture, Patna.

1975   Excellency Fakhruhddin Ali Ahmad, the then President of India presents the GHALIB Award.

1975   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1976   Retires after four decades of distinguished service to the university and member of the Senate of Patna University.

1976   Publication of Fort William India House Correspondence, 1787-1791 (edited by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by The Controller of Publications, Government of India, Delhi, India.

1976    Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1977    Gets selected as Member of Editorial Committee of Khuda Bakhsh Library Journal.

 

1977    Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1978   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1979   His Excellency Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, the then President of India presents President Certificate of Honor on July 20, 1979.

1979   Publication of four articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1980   Publication of Shahnama Munawwar Kalam by Shiv Das Lakhnawi (translated from Persian by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Janaki Prakashan, Patna, India.

1980   Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1981   Gets elected as Honorary President, Regional Records Survey Committee, Bihar, India (1981-1988).

1981   Publication of Maktub & Malfuz Literature As a Source of Socio-Political History (by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1981   Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1982   Publication of Zain Khan's Tabaqat-i Baburi, (translated from Persian by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Idarahi-i-Adabiyat-i-Delhi, Delhi, India.

1982   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1983   Publication of Iqbalnama by an anonymous contemporary writer,(translated from Persian by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Janaki Prakashan, Patna, India.

1983   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1984   Patna University, Bihar, confers the degree of D. LITT (HONORIS CAUSA).

1984   Publication of Comprehensive History of Bihar, Volume 2 Part 1, (edited by Professor Syed Hasan Askari and Qeyamuddin Ahmad), with four articles and research papers by Kashi Prasad Jayswal Research Institute, Patna, India.

1984   Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1985   Delivers Ansari Memorial Lecture at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

1985   His Excellency Gyani Zail Singh, the then President of India confers "PADMA SHREE AWARD”. (Padma Shri, also Padma shree) is one of the highest civilian awards in the Republic of India).

1985   Publication of Collected Works of Professor S. H. Askari - Collection of five articles, Volume 1, by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1985   Publication of Collected Works of Professor S. H. Askari - Amir Khusrau as a Historian, Collection of eight articles, Volume 2, by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1986   Delivers K. P. Jayaswal Memorial Lecture, K. P. Jayaswal Research Institute.

1986    Attends the innaugration ceremony of school, "Gyan Niketan" in Patna with it's founder, Mr. Kishore Kunal (IPS)

1986   Publication of Aspects of the Cultural History of Medieval Bihar (by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Kashi Prasad Jayswal Research Institute, Patna, India.

1986   Publication of two articles and research papers in various journals and proceedings. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1987   Receives Bihar Ratna, the highest state civilian award and honor for exceptional service towards advancement of Literature in recognition of Public Service of the highest order.

1987   Bihar Urdu Academy honors Professor Askari.

1987   Publication of Comprehensive History of Bihar. Volume 2 Part 2, (edited by Professor Syed Hasan Askari and Qeyamuddin Ahmad), by Kashi Prasad Jayswal Research Institute, Patna, India.

1988   Publication of an article / research paper in a journal / proceeding. (Please visit Articles page on this website for additional information).

1989   Publication of Collected Works of Professor S. H. Askari - Islam and Muslims in Medieval Bihar, Collection of two articles, Volume 3, by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1990   Komudi Samman Prashastari Patra is awarded at Komudi Mahotsava.

1990   Tamra Patra is awarded by Bihar Purvaid Parishad.

1990   Publication of Collected Works of Professor S. H. Askari - Medieval Bihar: Sultanate & Mughal Period, Collection of ten articles, Volume 4, by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1990     Professor Syed Hasan Askari passes away at the age of 89 in Patna, India on November 28, 1990.

1995   Publication of Collected Works of Professor S. H. Askari - On Awfi's Jawami-ul Hikayat, Volume 5, by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1995   Publication ofʻAhd-i vust̤ā kī Hindī adabiyāt men̲ Musalmānon̲ kā ḥissah (by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), Collection of nine articles by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1995   Publication of Hindūstān ke ʻahd-i vust̤á par maqālāt (by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), Collection of twenty seven articles, by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1995   Publication of Maktubat-e Saadi (Discovered & Introduced by Professor Syed Hasan Askari), by Khuda Buksh Oriental Public Library, Patna, India.

1996   Publication of Maqālāt-i Sayyid Ḥasan ʻAskarī  - Syed Hasan Askari, Muratab: Syed Muhammad Ḥasnain, Collection of twenty one articles, by Bihar Urdu Academy, Patna, India.

2001   The K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute publishes a special Centenary Volume in Prof. Askari's honor. (Readings in Indian History, Syed Hasan Askari Centenary Volume by Bijoy Kumar Chaudhary 2001, was published by Kashi Prasad Jayswal Research Institute, Patna, India).

2002  Professor Khawaja Afzal Imam dedicates his scholarship titled “Aaina Shora-e-Bihar” to Professor Syed Hasan Askari.

2006 Publication of Dalail-e-Ijaz ye Ijaz-e-Khusarwi by Dr. Noor-ul-Hasan Ansari (which is Urdu translation of Risail-ul-Ijaz of Amir Khusrau: An Appraisal by Prof. Askari), in "Jahan-i-Khusrau".

2011   Bihar Urdu Academy awards 2011 Professor Hasan Askari Award to Dr. Asfar Kazmi PhD. of Karim City College (affiliated with Kolhan University) in Jamshedpur, India.

2013   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event.

2014   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event.

2015   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event.

2016   Publication of Syed Hasan Askari - Yadoon Key Aainay Mein by Mrs Aquila Fatma.

2016   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event.

2016   Official Author Facebook Page of Professor Syed Hasan Askari is developed and launched.

2017   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event.

2019   Official Website of Professor Syed Hasan Askari is launched on January 31st, 2019.

2019  Dedication of "Remembering Muslim Makers Of Modern Bihar", by Professor Mohammad Sajjad,  to the memories of Professor Syed Hasan Askari (1901-1990) & Professor Papiya Ghosh (1958-2006).

2019   Biographical article on Professor Syed Hasan Askari is published by Wikipedia on August 15th, 2019.

2019   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event on November 28th, 2019.

2019   Bihar State Archives dedicates the Research Hall to the memory of Professor Syed Hasan Askari on November 28th, 2019.

2020   Dr. Hannah Lord Archambault (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, USA) authors Abstracts, Analysis and Reviews of Prof. Askari’s Research Articles, which are posted on his official website. (Please visit "Abstracts" page on this website for additional information).

2020   Bihar State Archives organizes Professor Syed Hasan Askari Memorial Event (Web Based) on November 28th, 2020.

2021    Dr. Mahendra Pal, Director Bihar State Archives, officiates the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration event of “Professor Syed Hasan Askari Research Hall” on the auspicious occasion of India’s 72nd Republic Day (January 26th 2021). 

2021   Official Dropbox Folders are created and launched for archiving scanned articles of Professor Syed Hasan Askari on March 12th, 2021.

2021   Sufinama launches the Blog of Professor Syed Hasan Askari on it's website on March 12th, 2021.

2021   Publication of English translation of the Sirat-e Firoz Shahi (by Prof. Askari), a rare Persian text about the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq and his varied interests in history, astronomy, politics, ethics, law, theology, etc.  

2021  Official YouTube Channel of Professor Syed Hasan Askari Historiography Project is launched. 

2021  Official Instagram Page of Professor Syed Hasan Askari Historiography Project is launched.

2021  Publication of Princess Zebun-Nisa, Facts and Fiction (by Prof. Askari), a rare Persian text about the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq and his varied interests in history, astronomy, politics, ethics, law, theology, etc.