Noted educationist and former Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Saiyid Hamid died on 29 December 2014 following a prolonged illness. He was 94.
• Born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh in 1920, Hamid worked for the educational uplift of Indian Muslims.
• After retiring from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1980, he was appointed as the vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
• He later succeeded Hakeem Abdul Hameed as the Chancellor of Hamdard University in Delhi.
• Saiyid Hamid was one of the members of the high-level Rajendra Sachar committee appointed by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005 on the state of Muslims in the country.
• He edited a journal Nation and the World and wrote extensively for the Muslim community's development in the social sphere.
• He won several national level awards, including Sanskriti Award for literature, Urdu Academy award, Hindi Academy award and National fellowship award by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.