Lucknow’s Mohammad Yasir Elected President of King’s College, London; First Indian in 149 Years

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Mohammad Yasir Khan, a 21-year-old student from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, has won the student union election at King’s College in London.

Lucknow’s Mohammad Yasir Elected President of King's College, London; First Indian in 149 Years
Mohammad Yasir Khan (Credit: The Report)

Mohammad Yasir Khan, a 21-year-old student from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, has won the student union election at King’s College in London. His accomplishments have brought fame to not just Lucknow, but also to India.

Yasir Khan, a Martiniere College student, claims to be the first Indian to occupy the president post in KCLSU’s 149-year existence.

Yasir, who is excited to lead the student union at King’s College, told the English newspaper Times of India, “It’s the time when KCL students are getting back to normal after being affected by Covid. I’m excited to contribute to the students’ well-being.”

Yasir Khan, a second-year BA student studying International Relations, will now lead a group of 40,000 students representing 150 countries. Yasir will begin his tenure in July.

Yasir’s top priorities at KCL include reintroducing the alumni card for graduates, offering free sanitary products to the KCL fraternity,’ waiving tuition fees, creating a yearly fee payment scheme, and lowering KCL housing rates. 

Yasir’s father, Mohammad Nasir Khan, is a businessman.  They are overjoyed at their son’s accomplishment, and their son is pursuing his dream of becoming a leader.

“Yasir was the prefect at his college, and now he has made our city proud in the United Kingdom,” Nasir says, “he is the first Indian to occupy this position, which makes me extremely proud.”

Zaid Khan, Yasir’s younger brother, is a law student at Lucknow University. Zaid expressed his delight upon knowing that his brother will run the student union at such a prominent British college.

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