| 1 May 1925Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
(now Hyderabad, Telangana, India)|
August 23, 2003, New Delhi
The Poverty of Nations
A. M. Khusro Wikipedia
Professor Dr. Ali Mohammad Khusro belonged to Hyderabad. He was an intellectual. He was also related to the Nizam of Hyderabad's family. He served as the Vice-Chancellor Aligarh Muslim University (1974–79), a diplomat (Ambassador of India in Bonn 1980–82), head of charitable Institutions – Aga Khan Foundation (India), President, Federation of Indo-German Societies in India and Chairman of The Eleventh Finance Commission of India.
Professor Ali Mohammad Khusro was born in Hyderabad on 1st May 1925, graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad and completed his Ph.D in Economics at the University of Leeds in 1952.
Professor Khusro was a distinguished academic, journalist, administrator and policy analyst in India before passing away in August 2003. He was one of India’s most celebrated economists, and Professor of Economics at the Delhi University from 1957 to 1974. He was also director of the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi; Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University; India’s ambassador to West Germany, a Member of the Planning Commission; Chairman of Eleventh Finance Commission; member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Director on the board of Indian Express Newspapers. He was author of 22 books and a number of articles in national and international journals and newspapers. The German government conferred upon him the 'Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit'.