Noted historian Professor Fida Muhammad Khan Hassnain passed away today at SKIMS in Srinagar.
He was 93.
Professor Hassnain has written numerous articles on varied subjects. Some of his published books are: Buddhist Kashmir (1973), British Policy (1974), Ladhak Moonland (1975), Hindu Kashmir (1977), History of Ladhak (1977), Gilgit (1978), Heritage of Kashmir (1980), Kashmir Misgovernment (1980), The Abode of Shiva (1987), Freedom Struggle in Kashmir (1988), The Fifth Gospel (1988), A Search for the Historical Jesus (1993), Roza Bal: The Tomb of Jesus (2008).
Professor Hassnain has lectured extensively and has been a visiting professor to several universities.
Professor Hassnain has appeared as a n expert in two current television documentaries about the theory of Jesus in India: Jeff Saltz’s 2001 documentary, Jesus in the Himalayas, and Dr. Robert Beckford’s 2007 documentary, The Hidden Story of Jesus.