K. K. Muhammed
K. K. Muhammed retired from the Archaeological Survey of India as Regional Director (North) in 2012. During his distinguished career, he excavated Akbar’s ‘Ibadat Khana’ and also the first Christian Church of North India built by Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri. In Bihar, he discovered a new Buddhist stupa at Rajgir and excavated the stupa at Kesariya. He conserved Samlur temple at Dantewada (Chattisgarh), and reconstructed 80 temples in the Chambal Valley. He headed two of the four transplantations executed so far in India: Kurdi Mahadev temple, Goa (1994–97) and Chaubis Avatar temple, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh (2004–07). He is a recipient of three international, seven national and one state award.