Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi:
Jamia Millia Islamia in association with Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (Delhi Chapter) organized a Condolence Meet for Janab Syed Hamid Sahab today i.e. January 2, 2014 at Edward Said Hall, Jamia Millia Islamia. Syed Hamid passed away on December 29, 2014 after a prolonged illness.
Addressing the Condolence Meet, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia said that Syed Hamid was an eminent educationist and distinguished bureaucrat who not only shaped the growth of several prestigious institutions in the country but was also responsible for shaping the destines of several young individuals from the minority community. He went on to add that the concept of IAS coaching for the minority community was introduced by Syed Hamid Sahab. The Vice-Chancellor, JMI also observed that Syed Hamid would be remembered for his role in nurturing institutions of excellence. Syed Hamid, he felt, was a true nation builder and his demise was a national loss and more particularly for the field of education.
A host of speakers both from Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association spoke at length on Syed Hamid’s life and his contributions. They dwelt upon details in regard to his personal and professional life. Many of them underlined the versatility that informed Syed Hamid’s personality and his strong capabilities as a scholar, linguist and administrator.
The speakers were – Prof. Mohammad Iqbal, Former Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, Prof. Wahajuddin Alvi, Head, Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mr. Asim Azmi, Former Advisor, Doordarshan, Engr. Ahmad Rais Siddiqui, Chief Editor, Nadia Times, Prof. Ishtiaq Danish, Mr. Asif Habib, Managing Director, Habsons Group, Mr. Irshad Ahamd, President and Mr. Mudassir Hayat, General Secretary of AMU Old Boys’ Association.The Condolence Meet was attended by the faculty members, staff and students of Jamia Millia Islamia.