Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman
() (), is well known for his contribution to Unani medicine
. He founded Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences
in 2000. He has earlier served as Professor and Chairman, at the Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University
, for over 40 years before retiring as Dean Faculty of Unani Medicine.
Author of 45 books and several papers on different aspects of Unani
, he also owns one of the largest collection of books on Unani medicine
The Government of India
conferred him with Padma Shri
award in 2006 for his contribution in the field of Unani Medicine.
Early life and education
He was born on 1 July 1940, at Bhopal
, Madhya Pradesh
in a family of learned scholars. His grandfather Hakim Syed Karam Husain
, father Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman
and uncle Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir
were famous Unani Physicians
of their times at Tijara
. He is married to Ahmadi Begum and has four children: Safia Akhtar, Syed Ziaur Rahman
, Soofia Akhtar and Asifa Haneefa.
He received his early education from Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama
and later studied at Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University
He started his career from Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University
as Demonstrator in 1961 and then Lecturer from Jamia Tibbiya, Delhi
, he was appointed reader in 1973 and professor in 1983. He remained Chairman of the for 18 years and Dean of the Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim...