Khan , 72 , hailed from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district and had Afghani origins and spoke fluent Afghani .
Several people recall the two sitting together on the Himachal university campus and having long discussions .
In the late 1970s when Karzai moved from government college Shimla to HP University in summer hill , Khan became a close friend and guide of Karzai .
Karzai did his MA in political science , while Khan taught in the history department .
Some years ago when the Afghan president visited Shimla he met Khan . On another visit to Delhi Karzai had again met Khan .