Hashim, who was the Jarman Kano, died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.
A family source, Ibrahim Aliyu, told reporters that the 86- year -old traditional title holder died when his health deteriorated following the deaths of some of his childhood friends in quick succession.
Details of his ailment were not immediately available but a family member said Mr Hashim’s health deteriorated following the deaths of some of his childhood friends in quick succession.
Mr Hashim was a retired professor of political science, administrator and author.
He enrolled into the then Kano Native Authority in 1948 as a first school leaver and rose to the position of a permanent secretary before he retired in 1979.
Upon his retirement, he joined Bayero University Kano (BUK) where he taught for many years.