Fazlur Khan

Bangladeshi architect

Fazlur Rahman Khan (ফজলুর রহমান খান) (April 3, 1929 – March 27, 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect. He and his business partner Bruce Graham are known for designing the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center both in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of the most well-known architects in the 20th century.[1]

Fazlur Khan
A bust of Khan
Born3 April 1929
Died27 March 1982(1982-03-27) (aged 52)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeGraceland Cemetery, Chicago, U.S.
Occupation(s)Architect, engineer

Khan was born on April 3, 1929 in Dhaka, then-British India. He studied at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

He was married to Liselotte Khan until his wife death in 1990.

Khan died of a heart attack on March 27, 1982 while on a trip in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the age of 52. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

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  1. Weingardt, Richard (10 August 2005). Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers : 32 Profiles of Inspiration and Achievement. ASCE Publications. pp. 78–. ISBN 978-0-7844-0801-8. Retrieved 26 June 2012.

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