Prof. J A K Tareen (Padma Shri)
Jalees Ahmed Khan Tareen, also known as J.A.K. Tareen, was born in Mysore, Karnataka, India in 1947. He currently serves as the vice-chancellor of B. S. Abdur Rahman University, in Chennai, India. He was the recipient of the Padma Shri award 2009 for the Literature & Education given by the Government of India. He is one of the current advisory board member of South Asia Foundation (SAF) from India.