Hakeem Abdul Hameed
(14th Sept. 1908 - 22 July 1999)
Late Janab Hakeem Abdul Hameed,
a renowned physician, was the Founder-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, which
he established with his own resources. A great philanthropist, thinker and
visionary, he set up several institutions with the funds of Hamdard Wakf
Laboratories. Some of the esteemed institutions established by him include
Hamdard National Foundation, Hamdard Education Society, Hamdard
Study Circle, Hamdard Public School, Hamdard Institute of Historical
Research, Ghalib Academy, Centre for South Asian Studies and Business
& Employment Bureau.
He was honoured by
several national and international awards including the Avicenna Award
presented by the erstwhile USSR in 1983.
He was conferred with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the
Government of India. He was
also an honorary member of the Academy of Medical Science of the Islamic
Republic of Iran and Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
In October 2000, the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and
Culture (IRCICA) Istanbul, Turkey, presented IRCICA Award for Patronage in
Preservation of Cultural Heritage & Promotion of Scholarship to Hakeem
His noble vision was to
bring happiness and growth to society through the development of
education, services and health care.
His motivating force has inspired Jamia Hamdard to successfully
undertake multidimensional projects in the service of society.