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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 27, New Delhi, June 19, 2021

Pioneer of Haryana History, K.C. Yadav | Ranbir Singh

Friday 18 June 2021

Obituary

by Prof. Ranbir Singh

Born in a peasant family in village Nahar of District Rewari on October 11, 1936, Dr. K. C. Yadav breathed his last due to cardiac arrest caused by COVID infection in Delhi on May 17, 2021. He could legitimately be deserved as the pioneer of Haryana History. His well known study, Revolt of 1857 in Haryana (Manohar, Delhi, 1968) has been recognized as a pioneer work in this context. Dr. Yadav also wrote three volumes of the History and culture of Haryana which are valuable resources for those interested in research on south-eastern region of colonial Punjab that attained statehood are a result of the linguistic recognition on November 1, 1966.

Professor Yadav who had joined Kurukshetra University in 1965, had served a Professor & Chairman, Department of History, Dean Social Sciences, Dean Academic Affairs and Chief Advisor, Ambedkar Centre of University. Besides, he remained Founder Editor of Journal of Haryana Studies. Prof. Yadav was also Founder Director of Haryana Academy of History and Culture, recently he had worked on Bahadur Shah Ka Mukadma and Constitutional Development in Punjab from 1909 to 1947. Prof. Yadav had also done pioneering work on Chaudhary Chhotu Ram. He had edited his writings on society and administration as well as politics and also translation his well known work into Hindi Bechara Zamindar (1933).

These days he had also been planning to revise his well known study the Revolt of 1857 in Haryana. A large number of students had obtained Ph.D. degree under his supervision. They indeed Professor Raghavendra Tanwar, his successor of the Director of Haryana Academy of History and Culture and Prof. Chaattar Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rai University of Technology, Banguluru (Karnataka). May his soul rest in peace and his family is able to face this irreparable loss. Prof. KC. Yadav shall always be fondly remembered by his friends, colleagues and students.

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