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Saiyid Hamid hospitalised, stable
Friday December 19, 2014 12:12 PM, Staff Reporter

Saiyid Hamid, former Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard and former Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and one of the tallest figures of Muslims in India today, who was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi Thursday is stable and foing fine.

Saiyid Hamid

"His condition is stable today and he is doing fine", Samar Hamid, Saiyid Hamid's son, said while talking to on phone.

He also made an appeal for special prayers for his health and speedy recovery during Friday prayers.

There has been intense speculation about Saiyid Hamid's health as he has followers all across the world.

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 neo-literates.

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