1 child, Abd al-Galil. Diploma, Khartoum University, 1955, Doctor of Philosophy in History, 1966.
Assistant archivist Sudan Government, Khartoum, 1955—1957, archivist, 1957—1965, director records office, 1965—1984. Secretary general National Records Office, since 1984. Consultant United Nations Educational, Doha, Qatar, since 1984, International Council Archives Africa Regional Branch, 1980.
Head department archives and libraries Islamic University, Omdurman, 1978—1983. Visiting professor history University Khantoum, 1972—1973, University Bergen Norway, 1991—1993. Member National Conference Peace in Southern Sudan, 1990, Ministerial Ctl.
Board for Administrative Reform. Chairman Committee on Verification of History Mahdyyia, 1985—1989.
Member of National Council Arts and Letters, Council Islamic University Omdurman, Arab Branch International Council Archives (chairman 1975-1980).
Married Halima Osman, 1942. 1 child, Abd al-Galil.