Ahmad Hasan Dani, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ahmad Hasan Dani

Pakistani intellectual, archaeologist, historian, and linguist

Date of Birth: 20-Jun-1920

Place of Birth: Basna, Chhattisgarh, India

Date of Death: 26-Jan-2009

Profession: historian, archaeologist, anthropologist, linguist

Nationality: Pakistan

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Ahmad Hasan Dani

  • Ahmad Hassan Dani (Urdu: ???? ??? ????) FRAS, SI, HI (20 June 1920 – 26 January 2009), was an eminent Pakistani archaeologist, historian, and linguist.
  • He was among the foremost authorities on Central Asian and South Asian archaeology and history.
  • He introduced archaeology as a discipline in higher education in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • Throughout his career, Dani held various academic positions and international fellowships, apart from conducting archaeological excavations and research.
  • He is particularly known for archaeological work on pre-Indus Civilization and Gandhara sites in Northern Pakistan.
  • He was also the recipient of various civil awards in Pakistan and abroad.
  • As a prolific linguist, he was able to speak 35 local and international languages and dialects.

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