Professor K.K. Aziz was one of Pakistan's leading historians and the author of numerous books on the history of Pakistan and Muslim India. He served on the academic staff of the Government College, Lahore, and the Universities of the Punjab, London, Khartoum and Heidelberg. He had also lectured on history, politics and Islam at the Universities of Karachi, Peshawar, Dacca, Islamabad, Hull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Geneva, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and Bergen. In Pakistan his appointments have included: Deputy to the Official Historian; Chairman of the National Commission on Historical and Cultural Research; and Special Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. Professor Aziz was the editor and compiler of Aga Khan III Selected Speeches and Writings (London: Kegan Paul, 1998. 2 vols.).