In memory of Dr. Matin A Khan

Professor Emeritus and Former Dean and Director IBA

With profound sorrow and grief we announce the demise of Prof. Dr. Matin Ahmed Khan on June 22, 2014. He served as Dean and Director of IBA from 1972 to 1977 and contributed greatly to the development of academic standards throughout the country.

In recognition of his services, Dr. Matin A Khan was bestowed upon the status of Professor Emeritus by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). He also served as Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences and Life Professor Research at Hamdard University.

Dr. Khan did his MA from Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from University of Southern California, USA.

According to Dr. Matin A. Khan's son, Mr. Babar Naeem, his last words were: "Remember that asking questions is easy, but providing a good answer is very difficult."

This is how Mr. Babar Naeem pays tribute to his father:

"Throughout his life, Dr. Matin applied his intelligence, hard work and a thirst for knowledge to answer difficult questions in the fields of business and marketing. His lifelong efforts resulted in nationwide recognition for his contributions as a teacher and research and publications. Over the years, he inspired countless students and colleagues, many of whom became leaders in business and politics. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Please remember him in your prayers."

Testimonials from Alumni:

'He was a kind and considerate person,an icon of knowledge,a leading marketing expert,educationist and a great human being!He put his heart and soul in IBA and cared greatly for the students and staff of IBA-kindly share my condolences with his family and Dean and management of IBA.

 - Shaukat Aziz - Alumnus 1969



'Dua-e-maghfarat for my Marketing Professor at IBA Karachi: May Allah SWT grant him Maghferat and Jannatul Firdaus. He was a sincere and honest person who loved his students as if they were his own children. I also had the honour of serving as a junior colleague and living in IBA staff Town as his immediate neighbour.'

- Khursheed Omer - Alumnus 1964



'He was a great person. In our times, he was regarded as a FATHER OF MARKETING. May ALLAH bless his soul and enter him into paradise. Ameen.'

- Ayaz Ahmad Jaskani- Alumnus 1983



'This is a tragic loss for all of us. I had the honour to meet Matin Sahab earlier this year and he recounted some of his memories as part of a recorded interview. He looked weak but retained a sense of humour and this news has come as a shock. I will be sure to pass on my condolences to his dear ones. I mourn with the rest of IBA's fraternity at the passing of a stalwart of our great institution.'

- Sibtain Naqvi Alumnus 2007



'Dr. Matin was a well-loved Professor. Many memories poured into my mind when I read about his passing on. He made an impact on my life, and on many hundreds of thousands through his teaching and writing. I am sure he will be welcomed most lovingly into that wondrous place called heaven.'

- Shahnaz Kapadia Rahat Alumnus 1982



'I received this message with great shock & sorrow. I knew that he was not in good health, but did not realize that the end was so close.

Dr. Matin A. Khan was my direct teacher in all four semesters, and we came very close to each other. I also had the opportunity to take part in a base-line research under his able guidance.

May Allah keep him in eternal peace and give the family the strength & the courage to bear this irreparable loss.'

- Shaikh Abdul Aziz Alumnus 1965



' Dr. Matin, as a teacher at IBA and in Nigeria (I believe), imparted knowledge and wisdom to hundreds of people including myself, seriously and sincerely. That virtue, alone, earns him a place in jannah, Inshallah. May Allah bless him and give courage to his family to bear this parting.'

- Akram Sheikh Alumnus 1976



'My love for him as my teacher and a beloved colleague; He took me under his wings giving me encouragement when I needed it the most. I had joined the faculty right after graduation and he was there to bolster my confidence and help me attune myself to the new environment facing a class of my peers hardly a year or so younger than me. Thanks to him I have achieved all that one could achieve.'

- Mohammad Abdullah Iqbal - Alumnus 1965