Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said

Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said (1920-1998) established Hamdard Dawakhana Pakistan in 1948. Within few years, the herbal medicines products of Hamdard became household names. The phenomenal business success of Hamdard brands is a legendary part of the business history of Pakistan. The name Hamdard however acquired a still wider meaning, when Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said founded Hamdard University in 1991. The establishment of a university which could enliven the intellectual traditions of the educational institutions of the Golden Era of Muslim Civilization, had always been his most cherished dream. In fact, it was the central point towards which all his endeavors were directed. The founding of the University was the culmination of a long dedicated and continued effort which spanned over his whole life. Apart from being a great educational leader, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said was also one of the finest exponents of Eastern Medicine, who had treated millions of patients the world over by the time of his martyrdom (Shahadat) in October 1998. In the fifty years of his active career as a practitioner of Greco-Arab medicine par excellence, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said also achieved international fame as a scholar and researcher in medicine. In recognition of his meritorious services and scholarly achievements he was awarded Nishan-e-lmtiaz (Posthumous) by the Government of Pakistan, in 2002.