National President of the Students Islamic Organisation of India Ashfaq Ahmed has offered condolences on the death of Prof. Syed Hamid. In a press release, he said ‘’Prof. Hamid will be remembered as one of the most respectable educationists and reformists in modern India”. Mr. Ashfaq also expressed his grief and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. Prof. Hamid is survived by two sons and a daughter.
He said that although Prof. Hamid is no more, he remains alive for generations to come due to his socio-educational and renaissance movements.
The 94-year-old educationist, Prof. Hamid, a retired IAS officer, after retiring from a long and distinguished career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), was appointed Vice Chancellor of his alma mater Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). He later succeeded Hakeem Abdul Hameed, Founder of Hamdard Dawakhana (now Hamdard (Waqf) 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.