Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe Raajeoon.
TO HIM WE BELONG AND TO HIM WE SHALL RETURN
With a very heavy heart and acceptance of Allah The Almighty's will, I came to know about the sad demise of Mr. Saiyid Hamid TODAY at 5:15 in Majidia Hospital of his University Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
He breathed his last after a prolonged illness.
The 94-year-old educationist Saiyid Hamid, a retired IAS officer who is regarded as a reformer, was also one of the members of the high level committee headed by Justice Rajendra Sacchar which was appointed by the Prime Minister in 2005.
After retiring from a long and distinguished career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), he was appointed Vice Chancellor of his alma mater Aligarh Muslim University AMU).
He later succeeded Hakeem Abdul Hameed, Founder of Hamdard Dawakhana (now Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories) as the Chancellor of Hamdard University in Delhi. He was also appointed by Hakeem sahib as Secretary of Hamdard Education Society to look after Hamdard Public School and Hamdard Study Circle.
He is a winner of several national level awards, including Sanskriti Award for literature, Urdu Academy Delhi award, Hindi Academy Delhi award and National fellowship award by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
He has many books to his credit, two novels, three full length plays and many short story books for neon-literates.
He was, he is and he shall ever remain as one of the tallest figures of Muslims in India. We have lost yet another stalwart who was a light of beacon to all Indians and specially Muslims.
On my behalf and behalf of AMUOBA Riyadh, I extend sincere condolences to all family members, and pray to Almighty Allah to forgive all his shortcomings and reward immensely for all his good deeds, and place him in Jannat-ul-Firdaus with great honor, respect and ease.
May Allah make these hard times easy on all the members of his family including us. Aameen.
Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Badshah
King Saud University
AMU Alumni Riyadh Chapter