Sir Saiyad Ahmad, Khan Bahadur, L.L.D, K.C.S.I.
By Afzal Usmani
"There are two kind of people came to this world, one who work to live and the other who live to work". Sir Saiyad lived to work
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
Born : 17th October 1817 Delhi
Died : 27th March 1898, Aligarh
Father : Saiyad Muhammad Muttaqi,
Mother : Azizun Nisa Begum
Wife : Parsa Begum(Mubarak) Married : 1836
Children : Saiyad Hamid, Saiyad Mahmud and Amina.
Biography: Hayat-e-Javed (By Maulana Altaf Husain Hali)
“ Hai Dileri daste-arbab-e-siyaasat ka Aasa` “
“Sir Saiyad was a prophet of education “ (Mahatma Gandhi)
“The real greatness of the man (Sir Saiyad) consists in the fact that he was the first Indian Muslim who felt the need of a fresh orientation of Islam and worked for it’’ (Sir Allama Iqbal)
“Sir Saiyad was an ardent reformer and he wanted to reconcile modern scientific thought with religion by rationalistic interpretations and not by attacking basic belief. He was anxious to push new education. He was in no way communally separatist. Repeatedly he emphasized that religious differences should have no political and national significance”.
( Jawaharlal Nehru, Founder Prime Minister of India)
“Sir Saiyad’s vision and his laborious efforts to meet the demands of challenging times are highly commendable. The dark post 1857 era was indeed hopeless and only men like Raja Mohan Roy and Sir Saiyad could penetrate through its thick veil to visualize the Nation’s destinies. They rightly believed that the past had its merits and its legacies were valuable but it was the future that a society was called upon to cope with. I offer my homage to Sir Saiyad for his vision and courage that withstood all obstructions both from the friends and the foes”
(Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India).
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, one of the architects of modern India was born on October 17, 1817 in Delhi and started his career as a civil...