Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is the scientist who brought nuclear technology and nuclear weapons technology to Pakistan in the 1970s. Pakistan is the first and only Muslim-majority country to have nuclear weapons. This has made him a figure of great international interest. He has continued to use his financial success and stature to improve the quality of education in Pakistan through building educational institutions for metallurgical engineering.

Source of Influence: Science & Technology

Date of Death: 10 October 2021

Status: Not featured in current year

Place of Death: Pakistan