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Hakim Ajmal Khan - The first Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

Hakim Ajmal Khan - The first Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

Hakim Ajmal Khan: The first Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia - Delhi, once sold his diamond ring to pay due salaries to the teachers of Jamia. 
Below is a short biography. His ancestors were known as ‘Rais of Delhi’, a reputed family lived in Sharif Manzil of Shahjahanabad. 
Born: 11th of February 1868 (Delhi)
Died: 29th of December 1927


Profession: Physician, Philanthropist, politician, writer, activist, Hafiz-e-Quran and freedom fighter.
Conferred titles: 
    1. "Massiha-e-Hind" (Healer of India), 
    2. Haziq-ul-Mulk in 1908 and 
    3. Kaiser-i- Hind (a King without a crown) in 1915 for his contribution to the science of medicine.
Literary pen name: Shaida

Literary contributions: Mujalla-i-Tibbia, a monthly Urdu and Persian magazine. Article in Urdu weekly, Akmal-ul-Akhbar for social reform.
Presidency of:   
    1. Indian National Congress
    2. Muslim League
    3. All India Khilafat Committee and 
    4. Hindu Mahasabha. 


The only person who held presidency of so many diverse organisations.
Founder of : 
    1. Central College in Delhi
    2. Hindustani Dawakhana
    3. Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College, and 
    4. The First Chancellor and founder of Jamia Millia Islamia
Legacy: 
    1. Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh Delhi. 
    2. Ajmalan-a class Ia antiarrhythmic agent for heart condition.
Below is a hand painted original colour photograph from our archives. 


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