Abdul Karim Parekh
Akola district, Maharashtra
11 September 2007|
Abdul Karim Parekh (1928 – 11 September 2007) was an Indian Muslim scholar and translator of the Qur'an into Urdu.
Born in village of Kanseoni in Akola district, Maharashtra where his father, a memon, had migrated from Gujarat, most likely from Kathiawar. Self-taught, Parekh was proficient in Quranic Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, English and Sanskrit.
He died in Nagpur on September 11, 2007 at the age of 85 after a brief illness.