A great personality of Pakistan Hakim Muhammad Saeed born on January 9 1920 and died on October 17, 1998. He was a renowned scholar, and philanthropist of Pakistan and a former Governor of Sindh. Hakim Muhammad Saeed was murdered on October 17, 1998. He established Hamdard Foundation in 1948. Within few years, the herbal medical products of Hamdard became household names. Hakim Muhammad Saeed wrote about 200 books. These include books on religion, tibb (natural medicine), health and sciences, books on literary, social and scientific topics and travelogues.
Hakim Muhammad Saeed founded Hamdard University in 1991. The establishment of a university which could enliven the intellectual tradition 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 actual appearance of the university was just the culmination of a long dedicated and continued effort spanning his whole life.
However, apart from being a great educational leader, Hakim Muhammad Saeed was also one of the finest exponents of eastern medicine, who had treated millions of patients from all over the world including Pakistan, Europe, Africa and the Middle East by the time of his death in October 1998. He had lent a new dimension to Alternative Medicine having getting it recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the fifty years of his active career as a practitioner of Greco-Arab medicine par excellence, Hakim Muhammad Saeed also achieved international renown as a scholar and researcher in medicine in recognition of his meritorious services and scholarly achievements when he was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Posthumous) by the Government of Pakistan in 2002.