Hakim Muhammad Sharif Khan
Scientist, Deceased Person
Who was Hakim Muhammad Sharif Khan?
He was physician to the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II and possibly to his son Akbar II. Sources differ as to when he died, some recording that he died in 1805 and others that he died eleven years later in 1816.
Hakim Muhammad Sharif Khan was responsible for introducing aspects of the new science current in Europe in his day, and he composed works in Persian, as well as in Arabic, including a dictionary of Indian drugs.
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