Varanasi: Internationally acclaimed historian and archaeologist A K Narain passed away here today after a brief illness.
Narain, 90, died here this morning. He had been unwell for past few days, a relative said. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.
Narain wrote several books on South and Central Asia including the most noted `The Indo Greeks`. His articles on several topics including history, polity, art, archaeology and numismatics were published in various national and international journals.
He served in various capacities at different universities and colleges in India and abroad. Narain did post graduation in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Banaras Hindu University in 1947, followed by a PhD degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.