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Hamid Ahmed KHAN


(1926 - 2009)


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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 had five brothers, two sisters and several more siblings, who died at a young age. The brothers: Khaleel Ahmed Khan, Mahmood Ahmed Khan, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Manzoor Ahmed Khan and Irshad Ahmed Khan. The sisters: Aziza Khanam and Durdana Khanam.

The eldest brother, Khaleel Ahmed Khan (died in November 1987, Picture). He was blessed with four sons: Shakeel Ahmed Khan, Rais Ahmed Khan, Najam Ahmed Khan (died on 26 October 2010, 17 Ziquad 1431) and Afeef Ahmed Khan, and two daughters: Sameena Khan (died in March 1996, Ramadan 1417) and Fareha Khan (died on 21 April 2016, 12 Rajab 1437).

Mahmood Ahmed Khan (died in December 1998, Picture) was married to Maleka Khanum. They blessed with four sons: Junaid Ahmed Khan, Avez Ahmed Khan, Sohail Ahmed Khan (Picture) and Suhaib Ahmed Khan (alias Guddu), and four daughters: Nadera Khan, Tahira Khan, Humaira Khan and Zakera Khan.

Manzoor Ahmed Khan was a skilled and enterprising engineer. He taught Mechanical Drawing at Saboo Siddik Engineering College (Logo), Mumbai. He started the manufacturing the instruments required to measure the flow and pressure of fluids. In 1967, he established the industry by name Dieform Engineers, in Kalyan. The Rotameters, Manometers and other instruments made Dieform Engineers are in great demand by both industries and the academic institutions. Manzoor Ahmed Khan (died on Friday the 25 April 2008, 18th Rabbi-us-Sani 1429, Picture) was married to Zeba Khan, They are blessed with one son Farid Ahmed Khan (Picture) and one daughter Najia Khan.
Najia married a doctor and is blessed with one daughter Neema and one son Altaf. Farid Ahmed Khan married Rashiqua and they are blessed with two sons Kamil Ahmed Khan and Rahil Ahmed Khan. Kamil Ahmed Khan is married to Saima Sadaf Khan the daughter of Sohail Ahmed Khan. Farid Ahmed Khan is now carrying forward the Dieform Engineers, established by his father.

Aijaz Ahmed Khan was the most enterprising among the children of Ghulam Mohammed Khan Saudagar. He did engineering from Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad, with dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Geological Engineering. This gave him an edge over many others. He worked at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC , Logo), MUMBAI (BOMBAY). Aijaz Ahmed Khan (died on Friday the 19 November 1982, Picture) was married to Zehra Khan. They are blessed with one son Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan (Picture) and two daughters, Rana Khan and Anjum Khan. Kamran A Khan (Picture) is an accomplished Surgical Oncologist, serving several hospitals in Mumbai (Bombay), INDIA.

Irshad Ahmed Khan (died in April 1989, Picture) was blessed with one two sons (Farooq Ahmed Khan and Siddique Ahmed Khan) and two daughters (Baby Khan and Naima Khan).

Durdana Khan married Zawwar Mohammed Khan. Zawwar Mohammed Khan did BA and MA in English from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU, Logo), ALIGARH. He started his long and distinguished teaching carrier as a lecturer in Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University, Logo), New Delhi and Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad. Zawwar Mohammed Khan later joined as Professor and Head of the English Department at the Maulana Azad College, Aurangabad. Durdana Khan and Zawwar Mohammed Khan were blessed with two sons, Ather Mohammed Khan (Picture) and Umair Mohammed Khan; and three daughters, Farhana Khan, Rubina Khan and Romana Khan. Farhana Khan is Reader and Head, Department of English, Maulana Azad College, Aurangabad. Farhana Khan is married to Professor Farhat and they have one daughter and one son. Rubina Khan and Romana Khan are both Lecturers and married to Lecturers. Durdana Khan died in March 1983 and Zawwar Mohammed Khan died in March 1989.

Azeeza Khan is blessed with one son (Rahil Khan) and three daughters (Asma Khan,   and   ).

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.

Hamid Ahmed Khan married Nighat Iqbal Khan (alias Khadija, Picture, died in May 2009), the youngest daughter of Mohammadi Begum and Nawab Mohammed Abdul Quader (died in 1943, Picture) of Kholapur, and the grand-daughter of Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (Picture, died in 1897, 1315 Hijri) of Kholapur. Nighat Iqbal Khan died on Saturday the 23 May 2009 (29 Jumadi-al-Awwal 1430), in the Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. She was laid to rest in the Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard) close to the Masjid Zaweyah (see the Map) on the 23 July Street of Salalah.

Nighat Iqbal Khan's youngest brother, Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar (Picture-1 and Picture-2, died in July 2011 ) deserves a special mention. He was the youngest son of Nawab Mohammed Abdul Quader (died in 1943, Picture). Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar did PhD in 1955, in Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad. The PhD of Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar was under the supervision of renowned Phycologist & Ecologist, Professor Mahendar Raj Suxena (Picture). He was the first person from the progeny of Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (Picture) not only to do PhD, but the first one to go to College. Professor Dr. A R Zafar retired as the Head of the Department of Botany, in 1986. Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar had cancer with metastasis (including: liver, portal vain, gall-bladder and lungs). He died at 6:53 on the morning of Sunday the 17 July 2011 (14 Shabaan 1432) at his residence in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. When he breathed his last, his wife, niece Bushra Khan, nephew, Sameen Ahmed Khan (Picture) and his wife, Noama Khan (Picture) were present by his side. The Salaat-ut-Janaza (Funeral Prayers) took place after Maghrib, at Masjid Rahmat-e-Alam, Road No. 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The Salaat-ut-Janaza was conducted by Professor Shahid Ali Abbasi (Picture), who is Professor in the Department of Islamic Studies, University College of Arts & Social Sciences, Osmania University (OU, Logo). Professor Shahid Ali Abbasi is also the Rector of the Centre for Islamic Education (Logo), Hyderabad. Professor Abdul Rafeeq Zafar was laid to rest on the same evening in the Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard) attached to the Masjid Hazrat-e-Bilal, Habshiguda, Hyderabad, (see the Map). Professor Abdul Rafeeq Zafar's eldest sister, Khurshid Begum (died in December 1994) and her husband Syed Iqbal Ilyas (died in May 1990) were also laid to rest in the same Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard).

Hamid Ahmed Khan and Nighat Iqbal Khan were blessed with three sons and two daughters. They are in order: Mohammed Ahmed Khan (Picture), Farooq Ahmed Khan (Picture), Sameen Ahmed Khan (Picture), Ayesha Khan and Bushra Khan.

Farooq Ahmed Khan (Picture) is married to Ghazia Asif Khan of Rampur. Ghazia Asif Khan did PhD in Chemistry from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU, Logo), Aligarh. Dr. Ghazia Asif Khan is now an Instructor at the Department of Human Genetics (Logo), Emory University (Logo), Atlanta, Georgia, USA. They are blessed with two daughters: Sara Khan and Alisha Khan.

Ayesha Khan did BA in English from Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad. Ayesha Khan is married to Akhlaq Mohammed Khan the eldest son of Iqbal Mohammed Khan (Picture). Akhlaq Mohammed Khan did Electrical Engineering from Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Logo), Aurangabad. He started his carrier at Maharashtra State Electricity Board. He is currently in UAE. Ayesha Khan and Akhlaq Mohammed Khan are blessed with one son Ikhlas Mohammed Khan (Picture-1 and Picture-2), and two daughters Fatema Khan and Aliya Khan.

Bushra Khan did MSc in Physics from the Anwarul Uloom College, (Logo), Hyderabad. Bushra Khan started her teaching carrier at Shadan Degree College for Women (Logo), Hyderabad. Both the colleges are affiliated to Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad. Bushra Khan is married to Dr. Shamsuddin Shaikh (Picture). Shamsuddin Shaikh did PhD in Chemistry under Professor Badar Taqui Khan, at Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad. Shamsuddin Shaikh did research in cancer (the rational design, synthesis, delivery, and targeting of novel, non-cross-resistant platinum antitumor drugs) at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center (Logo), Houston, Texas, USA. Shamsuddin Shaikh is a Professor of Chemistry at the Houston Community College System (Logo), Houston. Bushra Khan is now teaching Mathematics in the Mathematics Department of the Stephen F. Austin High School (Logo), Houston. Bushra Khan and Shamsuddin Shaikh are blessed with one daughter, Sana Shaikh and one son, Ahmed Shaikh. Dr. Shamsuddin Shaikh (Picture and Resume) died on Friday the 06 November 2015 (23 Muharram 1437) in his home in Houston. (The Audio of the Funeral Sevice). He was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The youngest son Sameen Ahmed Khan (Picture) of Nighat Iqbal Khan (alias Khadija, Picture) and Hamid Ahmed KHAN (Picture) married Noama Khan (Picture) the youngest daughter of Amirunnisa Begum, (alias Mahjabeen, Picture) and Nawab Nasiruddin Khan (alias Altaf, Picture, died on Friday the 14 December 2012, 29th Muharram 1434) of Khujji. Noama Khan is the grand-daughter of Nighat Iqbal's cousin, Nawab Habibah Begum. This marriage is the result of the Nighat Iqbal's strong affection for the family of her cousin, Nawab Habibah Begum. Noama Khan did MA in English Literature from Morris College (Ambedkar College), Nagpur University (Logo), Nagpur. The wedding of Noama KHAN (Picture) and Sameen Ahmed Khan (Picture) took place on Thursday the 22 February 2001 (27th Ziquad 1421 Hijri) in Nagpur; they were blessed with a daughter Hajira KHAN (Picture), on Sunday the 07 November 2004 (23 Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1425). Hajira KHAN (Picture) is studying in the Indian School Salalah (Logo), Salalah, Sultanate of Oman (National Emblem). The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (Logo), Delhi, INDIA (National Emblem); Affiliation Number: 6130002.

Nighat Iqbal Khan had a medically challenging time. During the 1950's it took the Medical World (spread out in several cities) three long years to figure out the cause of the severe and chronic abdominal pain: Appendicitis. Nighat Iqbal Khan completely recovered from breast cancer in 2006. She was operated and treated by Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan (Picture) at the Raheja Hospital, Mumbai (Bombay), INDIA. Kamran A Khan (Picture) is an accomplished Surgical Oncologist. It is to be noted that Kamran Khan is the son of Aijaz Ahmed Khan, the younger brother of Hamid Ahmed KHAN. She recovered completely from the Nuclear Grade 2 breast cancer. In the last seventeen months of her life she was hospitalized seven times in the Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. This was for her weak heart condition. The last month of her life she was semi-conscious and was fed by the Gastro Nasal Tube, Sultan Qaboos Hospital. She breathed her last on 7:12 PM just after Maghrib (sunset) on Saturday the 23 May 2009 (29 Jumadi-al-Awwal 1430, had just begun) with her son, Farooq Ahmed Khan (alias Zaki) by her side. The end was smooth without any medical interventions (respirators, ventilators, lung machines etc.). On Monday the 25 May 2009 (30 Jumadi-al-Awwal 1430), she was laid to rest in the Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard) close to the Masjid Zaweyah (see the Map) on the 23 July Street of Salalah.

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.

The Family and Progeny of Mr. Hamid Ahmed Khan shall ever remain indebted and grateful to the staff of the Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah; Ministry of Health (MOH, Logo), Sultanate of Oman (National Emblem); Indian Embassy in Oman (Logo); Royal Oman Police (ROP, Logo); the authorities of the Sponsors Global Business Network LLC (GlobNet, Logo); and the Salalah College of Technology (SCOT, Logo). Their timely support and care enabled the issue of the death certificates and the burial in Salalah. My Allah-Almighty Bless them all, Amen. The initial visa was sponsored by the Middle East College of Information Technology (MECIT, Logo), Muscat, where Sameen Ahmed Khan (Picture) was working earlier.



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.

  7. Obituary of Nawab Nasiruddin Khan,
    The Hitavada, Nagpur,
    City Line, Page 2, (Saturday the 15 December 2012,   30 Muharram 1434).
    (The Hitavada, Nagpur, Logo).
    * View the Obituary.

  8. Mohammed Himayat-ul-Muqeet Siddiqui,
    Jamaat-e-Islami: Meri Yadein,
    (Publisher Book Author, Hyderabad, India, 2012).

  9. Sameen Ahmed Khan,
    Closure of A.A. Hussain Bookshop: A Loss to the Academia,
    Letter in Islamic Voice, Vol 28, Issue 6, No. 342, pp 14 (June 2015, Shaban/Ramadan 1436H).
    * See the Letter.
    * Original Article,
    A. A. Hussain & Company, Hyderabad’ s Landmark Bookstore Calls it a Day,
    Islamic Voice, Vol 28, Issue 4, No. 340, pp 9 (April 2015, Jamadis-Sani/Rajab 1436H).


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