Fazil Khan (Journalist) Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 27 Years
Death Cause: Fire Accident

Fazil Khan

Known forDying in a fire incident that broke out in an apartment building in New York's Harlem on 23 February 2024
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1996
Date of Death23 February 2024
Place of DeathNew York
Age (at the time of death) 27 Years
Death CauseDied after sustaining multiple burn injuries [1]The Times of India
College/University• Delhi University, New Delhi
• Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
• Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York
Educational Qualification(s) [2]Fazil Khan - Linkedin• BA in English Language and Literature at Delhi University, New Delhi (2014-2017)
• Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi (2017-2018)
• MS in Data Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York (2020-2021)
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Unmarried
Parents Mother- Name Not Known
Fazil Khan with his mother
SiblingsBrother- Kashif

Note: He has four other siblings.

Fazil Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Fazil Khan

  • In December 2014, Fazil did a research internship at the office of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi. He worked there till January 2015.
  • He worked as a sub-editor at Business Standard, New Delhi from May 2018 to November 2018.
  • From December 2018 to August 2020, he worked as a correspondent at CNN-News18.
  • He moved to New York for his further education in 2020.
  • After completing his education at Columbia Journalism School in 2021, he was selected as a post-graduate fellow for the school’s Global Migration Project.

    Fazil Khan with his friends while studying in Columbia University

    Fazil Khan with his friends while studying in Columbia University

  • In September 2021, he worked as an investigative fellow at Columbia University – Graduate School of Journalism, New York. He worked there till March 2022.
  • In September 2022, he started working as a data reporter at The Hechinger Report, New York, which focuses on innovation and inequality in education. He worked there until his death on 23 February 2024. He used to work on collecting and analyzing educational data. He also collaborated with fellow reporters to uncover disparities and explore advancements in education.
  • He had given various news bytes in THE CITY, USA Today, and Business Standard.
  • Fazil died on 23 February 2024 after a lithium-ion battery initiated the fire that resulted in Khan’s death and the injury of 17 others at a six-story apartment complex, St. Nicholas Place, located in Harlem.

    Building where fire took place

    Building where the fire took place

  • On 25 February 2024, the Indian Embassy in New York offered assistance, stating they were in contact with the victim’s family and friends to help return his body to India.

  • The Hechinger Report took to X (formerly Twitter) to express their condolences and wrote,

    We learned Saturday that The Hechinger Report’s data reporter Fazil Khan died in a fire in the New York City building where he lived. We are devastated by the loss of such a great colleague and wonderful person, and our hearts go out to his family. He will be dearly missed.”

  • He was very good at singing.
  • One of his batchmates said that he was very serious about journalism and was sincere in his studies. He was very well-behaved and used to score good marks.
  • According to one of his colleagues, he was a poet, a gym enthusiast, and a competitive card game player.