Words seem to fall short so as to describe the great deeds and tremendous efforts put in by this intellectual after whom this museum is named, Zakir Husain. He was not only the third President of India but also an educationist who was one of the guiding force behind the famous Jamia Millia Islamia. Along with that he also served as the vice chancellor of the institution from 1928 and with his efforts made Jamia Millia Islamia a part of India’s fight for freedom. The museum finds its place in the premises of the institution and honours the remarkable works of the late President of India. In the first place, the tourist spot was constructed as a mausoleum in the year 1972, which with the coming years became a museum housing the essentials of Dr.Zakir Husain. Mementos, memorabilia, and photographs of Zakir Husain are put on display for the public who want to know more about the educationist.
Major Highlights of the Museum
- Some geological specimens are put on display along with the personal things of Zakir Husain.
- The Bharat Ratna Award with which Dr.Zakir Husain was honoured can also be seen in the museum.
Monday to Saturday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Sunday
Timings may change on Gandhi Jayanti (2 October)
No entry fees
Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Jamia Millia Islamia, Azim Dairy, Okhla, New Delhi, Delhi 110025
How to Reach
Jamia Millia Islamia metro station is located 350m away from the Zakir Hussain Museum. The metro station falls on the Magenta line of Delhi Metro and is the easiest way to reach the museum.