Curriculum Vitae of
Hamid Ahmed KHAN


(1926 - 2009)


Hamid Ahmed Khan was the third son of Badrunnisa Begum and Ghulam Mohammed Khan Saudagar (died in 1943, Picture) of Aurangabad. He was born in 1926, in the village, Amkini, in the Pusad, Taluka, in the Yavatmal District, Maharashtra, India (National Emblem).

Hamid Ahmed Khan came from a tribe, which had a long tradition in learning and teaching. His cousin, Janab Ahmed Shah Khan Saheb (Picture-1 and Picture-2) was the Patriarch among Teachers.

 

(1907-2012)



Janab Ahmed Shah Khan Saheb (Picture-1 and Picture-2) was born in 1907. He started teaching Urdu in the local school in 1926, when he was just nineteen years old. He influenced five generations. At any given time the Khan Clan has over a dozen teachers in a range of subjects from Aeronautics to Zoology. Janab Ahmed Shah Khan Saheb died on Monday the 24 September 2012 (7 Zulqada 1433) at his residence in Aurangabad. Janab Ahmed Shah Khan Saheb was the Patriarch among the hundred-odd teachers the Clan has produced.

Hamid Ahmed Khan did MSc in Industrial Chemistry from Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad, in 1948. He enrolled in the PhD Programme but quit after a year.

Throughout his stay in Hyderabad, Hamid Ahmed Khan was actively associated with the Circles for the Study of the Quran (Halqua Mutalai Quran). These Study Circles, which boasted many eminent members, are still functioning. They drew scholars from Department of Arabic, Department of History and the Department of Islamic Studies, of Osmania University (OU, Logo), among other institutions. Thus Hamid Ahmed Khan, was able to interact one-to-one with renowned Islamic Scholars including: Manazir Ahsan Gilani, Abu Nasr Muhammad Khalidi, among many others. The contemporary scholars include, Shahid Ali Abbasi (Picture) who is the Rector of the Centre for Islamic Education (Logo), Hyderabad.

After quitting the PhD Programme at Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad, Hamid Ahmed Khan spent six months in Bhiwandi, with the renowned scholar, Abdul Wahid Samad Narvil (Rehmahumalla), to learn Arabic. Abdul Wahid Samad Narvil (Rehmahumalla) was from Saudi Arabia and the Founder President of the Aqsa Education Society, located in Bhiwandi (an industrial city, 48km northeast of Mumbai (Bombay)). He spent several years at Mumbai (Bombay), with jobs in the pharmaceutical and industries handling the plant-based oils. During this period he got to interact with several prominent Islamic Scholars, including Shams Pirzada of the Idara Dawatul Quran (famous for the Translation and Commentary, Dawatul Quran).

Hamid Ahmed Khan worked as a researcher in several laboratories including the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Logo) and the Regional Research Laboratory (since 1989, known as, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, IICT, Logo). He worked as Quality Control Chemist in numerous organizations. With a command of the German Language and a working knowledge of French he was abreast with the latest developments in the world of chemistry. He tried to implement the best practices in the chemical industry (quality of the manufactured goods in particular) often leading to conflict with the owners of the industries. Consequently he had a very frequent change of jobs. In his fifty year carrier, his longest tenure (fourteen years) was at Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories (Logo), situated in the Lal Kuan, Old Delhi.

Hamid Ahmed Khan devised many novel chemical techniques. He had two patents and several publications.

In 1960, Hakim Abdul Hameed (Picture) invited Hamid Ahmed Khan, to establish the Quality Control Laboratory of the Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories (Logo). His knowledge of Arabic and Persian came in handy, in referring to the classical texts of Unani medicine. His knowledge of German and French languages enabled him to keep abreast with the norms prevalent in European countries. The quality control lab of Hamid Ahmed Khan, was known for its integrity and high quality standards. By virtue of the good reputation, many of the technicians and chemists he trained, were sought after. The numerous personnel trained by Hamid Ahmed Khan were absorbed in the pharmaceutical industries in India and abroad.

Hamid Ahmed Khan also worked for few years in Saudi Arabia in the pharmaceutical and petroleum industries. He also worked for several years in petroleum and refinery plants in Libya.

During the last six months of his life, Hamid Ahmed Khan had a medically challenging time. Thrice he had Paralytic Stroke, accompanied with severe muscular weakness, making him loose his very independent lifestyle, which was characteristic of him. He was hospitalized four times in the Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. During this period of severe muscular weakness, he was assisted by Pathan Mohammed Ali Khan (born, 1964, Picture). He enjoyed the company of the Pathan. The last five days of his life, he was semi-conscious and was fed by the Gastro Nasal Tube, at the Sultan Qaboos Hospital. He breathed his last at 9:13 AM on Monday the 6 July 2009 (13 Rajab 1430), with his elder daughter Ayesha Khan; youngest son, Sameen Ahmed Khan; the eldest grandchild, Ikhlas Mohammed Khan (son of Ayesha Khan); and the Pathan Mohammed Ali Khan by his side. The end was smooth without any medical interventions (respirators, ventilators, lung machines etc.). He died forty-four days after the death of his wife, Nighat Iqbal Khan. On Wednesday the 8 July 2009 (16 Rajab 1430, had just begun), he was laid to rest in the Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard) close to the Masjid Zaweyah (see the Map) on the 23 July Street of Salalah. All the three sons, Mohammed Ahmed Khan (alias Baba), Farooq Ahmed Khan (alias Zaki) and Sameen Ahmed Khan performed the last rites.



Obituaries:

  1. Urdu Times, Mumbai,
    (August 2009).
    (Urdu Times, Roznama Urdu Times Mumbai, Logo).






Family Related References:

  1. Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Contributed writings on the lives of Muslim Luminaries from the Berar Region, Maharashtra, India),
    Volume I (1982), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  2. Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Eminent Personalities of Barar),
    Volume II (2005), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  3. Dr. Farhana Khan,
    Zawwar Mohammed Khan,
    in Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Eminent Personalities of Barar),
    pages 232-233, Volume II (2005), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View Page-232 and Page-233.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  4. Obituary of Janab Ahmed Shah Khan Saheb,
    Aurangabad Times Urdu Daily, Aurangabad,
    Page 3, (Tuesday the 25 September 2012,   8 Ziquad 1433).
    (Aurangabad Times Urdu Daily, Aurangabad, Logo).
    * View the Obituary.

  5. Ghulam Dastagir Khan Saheb,
    Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar,
    in Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Contributed writings on the lives of Muslim Luminaries from the Berar Region, Maharashtra, India),
    pages 56-60, Volume I (1982), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View Page-56, Page-57, Page-58, Page-59 and Page-60.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  6. See the entry, Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (Picture),
    The Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (Logo): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Ghani_Saheb_Saudagar.


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