The Zaka Khan Foundation

"My personal and educational characteristics teaching has been my chosen profession and passion."
Zaka Khan.


Zaka Khan was born in Sikanderpur, a small farming village in Uttar Pradesh India, but spent most of his life in Rockland County, New York teaching and inspiring disadvantaged youth. He was a great teacher, counselor, entertainer, cook, and father.

He passed away from this world on March 14th, 2011, surrounded by friends and family in his home in Suffern, New York. He is survived by his wife and two grateful sons...and a long list of fans and admirers whose hearts he touched. His kindness, irreverence, inspiration, humor, love, and biriyani will be missed by many. Bless his soul.