Hamid Ahmed Khan was the third son of Badrunnisa Begum and
(died in 1943,
He was born in 1926, in the village, Amkini, in
the Pusad, Taluka, in
Hamid Ahmed Khan came from a tribe, which had a long tradition in learning and teaching.
His cousin, Janab Ahmed Shah Khan Saheb
was the Patriarch among Teachers.
Hamid Ahmed Khan did MSc in Industrial Chemistry from
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
Department of Islamic Studies,
of Osmania University
Logo), among other institutions.
Thus Hamid Ahmed Khan, was able to interact one-to-one with renowned Islamic Scholars
Abu Nasr Muhammad Khalidi,
among many others. The contemporary scholars include,
Shahid Ali Abbasi
(Picture) who is the
the Centre for Islamic Education
After quitting the PhD Programme at
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
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
of the Idara Dawatul Quran (famous for the Translation and Commentary,
Hamid Ahmed Khan worked as a researcher in several laboratories including the
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Regional Research Laboratory
(since 1989, known as,
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, IICT,
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
(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
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
Hamid Ahmed Khan, to establish the Quality Control Laboratory of the
Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories
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,
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,
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
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),
(alias Zaki) and
Sameen Ahmed Khan performed the last rites.
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