Abdul Qadeer Khan, the legendary nuclear scientist of Pakistan (85), died at a hospital in the capital Islamabad on Sunday.
Pakistani media Dawn quoted Radio Pakistan and confirmed the demise.
On behalf of the family of the deceased, it was informed that on Saturday night while Mr. Khan was struggling to breath suddenly, he was rushed to KRL Hospital in Islamabad by ambulance. He died there at 7:04 a.m. local time on Sunday.
Duty doctors said, despite their efforts, Abdul Qadeer Khan died when his lungs became unresponsive.
According to the family, after the janaza at the Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Dr. Khan will be buried at the mosque premises according to his wishes.
Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan is considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Through his initiative, Pakistan became the first country in the Muslim world to acquire nuclear weapons.
The famous nuclear scientist Abdul Qadir Khan was Born in 1936 in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, India. After the partition in 1947, he moved to Pakistan with his family. As the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, Abdul Qadir Khan is known to Pakistanis as a national hero.