Mr. Zakir S. Khan of Anjuman College of Engineering & Technilogy, Sadar, Nagpur, awarded Ph.D, at 106th Convocation of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University at Kavivary Shree Suresh Bhatt Hall by Hon’ble Shree Nitinji Gadkari and Shree Shiv Nadar, CMD of HCL Pvt Limited along with Dr.S.V.Kane, VC, RTMNU and Pro-VC Dr Pramod Yeole and all respected Deans of all Faculties. Prof.Zakir S. Khan is first Indian who received Ph.D. in Karate, his Topic was “A Study of Physical and Psychological Development through Karate (Martial Art) in Secondary School Students”, under the Guidance of RTMNU Senate Member Dr. Yeshwant Patil, Principal, PWS College. Prof. Zakir S. Khan completed his Ph.D. work with the support of his College Principal Dr Sajid Anwar.
Zakir S. Khan is Black Belt 7th Dan in MITSUYA-KAI, KAI & WKF and President of Karate-Do Association of Nagpur District (KAND), Treasurer of Karate Maharashtra Sports Association (KMSA), Tournament Commission Member of Karate Association of India (KAI).He is giving Karate Training to Maharashtra Police, WCL & Para Military Forces and Giving Karate training at Orange City Nagpur from 1981 from the age of 10 years.
Zakir S. Khan mentor was Hanshi Bharat Sharma, Founder of Karate in India and presently Vice President of Karate Association of India and Technical Commission Member of World Karate Federation, I gave my Ph.D. Credits to all the School Students who help me to complete my research work, My MITSUYA-KAI Karate India Instructors and Students, My Engineering College Students, My College Staff and my All Karate Association of India friends Shihan Likhatara, Shihan Viraf Vatcha, Shihan Ms Shaheen Akhtar, Shihan Premjeet Sen, Shihan Ambedkar Gupta, Shihan Yogendra Chouhan, Shihan Naval Dutta, Shihan Rajesh Agrawal and finally obviously my family my wife Shama, my daughter Zareen, & my son Salman Khan.