The brain behind it was Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed, one of the most renowned Unani practitioners of his days. A famous philanthropist, Hakeem Sahab's main intention was to break away from the old tradition and bring in a new way of practice.
True to its name and the originator’s intentions, Hamdard has always been fully committed to quality and compliance and met the highest quality standards. It began to thrive and grow totally driven by quality and perfection.
Unfortunately, Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed passed away in 1922 and could not see his efforts take a multidimensional shape under the able leadership of his illustrious sons- Hakeem Abdul Hameed and Hakim Mohammed Said (who undertook the development of Hamdard Pakistan).
Old and traditional yet warm and friendly, energetic yet sensitive, Hamdard (India) is the reflection of the exemplary life of Hakeem Abdul Hameed. Through unending perseverance, imagination, innovation and a strong will to adapt to the times, he brought the dynamism of a new age to the philosophy and operation of Hamdard. Their pool of medical experts with extreme calibre pushed the organisation forward with ever-evolving innovations. As a result not only did Hamdard become a premier pharmaceutical house but also today represents our nation on a global medicinal platform.
Hakeem Abdul Hameed revived Unani at a time when it had stagnated beyond belief. Not restricting himself to his innumerable contributions to the field of Unani medicine, he is also credited with preparing a definitive edition of Ibn Sina’s ‘ al-Qanum fi ’ l-tibb’ and translating it into English. This work advanced under his supervision for over 4 decades. For his contribution, he won accolades from all over the globe. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri & the Padma Bhushan.
The mantle was further passed down to his sons, Mr Abdul Mueed and Mr Hammad Ahmed. Mr Abdul Mueed was appointed the First Chief Mutawalli and is credited with making Hamdard what it is today.
Hamdard Laboratories India ( Medicine Division) is now being managed by Hakeem Abdul Hameed’s oldest grandson Mr Abdul Majeed Sani and it takes the crown as one of India’s leading Health and Wellness companies, with a portfolio of over 600 natural and herb-based products. This organisation has a special place in Indian hearts.
Gaining health is a matter of time, but sometimes it is also a matter of opportunity.
Over the years, we have learnt and re-learnt and achieved quite a few feats.
Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed established a small Unani clinic in historic Old Delhi to provide access to Unani medicines to a large number of people.
Hamdarde-e-Sehat, a journal to create health awareness launched.
All-India Unani Tibbi Conference was founded to promote the Unani system.
Institute of History of Medicine and Medical Research(IHMMR) set up to promote research in Unani "Hamdard National Foundation, India" founded to drive CSR initiatives of Hamdard.
"Padma Shree" Awarded to Hakeem Saheb by Govt. of India and HAMDARD RESEARCH CLINIC & NURSING HOME inaugurated by Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, at Asaf Ali Road to provide quality healthcare to masses.
Hakeem Abdul Hameed was appointed as a Member of - Governing body of the Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homeopathy.
The Institute of History of Medicine and Medical Research (IHMMR) is inaugurated by Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.
Modern production facility commissioned at Ghaziabad.
HAMDARD COLLEGE OF PHARMACY set up at the IHMMR campus
Hamdard Education Society set up to promote education amongst marginalized sections of society
Majeedia Hospital was inaugurated & dedicated to the nation by Finance Minister, Dr Pranab Mukherjee to the nation to provide quality OPD & IPD care.
Jamia Hamdard University was set up and got a 'Deemed University status.
"Padma Bhushan" was awarded to Hakeem Abdul Hameed in recognition of his exemplary service to mankind.
State-of-the-art modern Roohafza facility set up at Manesar.
Mr Abdul Mueed, the 1st Chief Mutawalli initiated the professionalisation of Hamdard Labs.
Modern Facilities were set up for the manufacture of Herbal/Unani Medicines set up at Manesar.
Hamdard Lab's turnover doubled in 3 years to 300 Cr.
Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research(HIMSR) was founded by Mr Abdul Mueed at Jamia Hamdard University to offer quality medical education.
Hamdard's manufacturing facility at Manesar gets US FDA certification.
500 Cr. Turnover mark and record profitability since inception.
Mr. Abdul Mueed, 1st Chief Mutawalli passes away.
The First Chief Mutawalli/Trustee of Hamdard
Mr Abdul Mueed, the eldest son of Hakeem Abdul Hameed Saheb joined Hamdard in 1964 and was appointed the Chief Mutawalli in 1974. After the sad demise of his father, Janab Hakeem Abdul Hameed Saheb, he took over as the Chairman of Hamdard National Foundation. This post he held till his demise on 19th March 2015.
His untiring efforts to modernise Hamdard Laboratories, in terms of standardisation of Products & Packaging,and the setting up of modern facilities at Manesar and Ghaziabad, earned many feathers to his cap. It was successfully audited by US FDA, earned ISO 9001 and ISO 2200 certifications and the facility was approved by EIA (Export Inspection Agency). He is credited for laying the foundation of professionalizing Hamdard Laboratories with the assistance of Ernst & Young, during the period from 2009 to 2014. The success of this transformation bears testimony to the increase in the turnover of Hamdard Laboratories, which doubled during his tenure with a 150% increase in profits.
Over and above the exceptional financial performance, Hamdard was able to establish the highest standards of corporate governance, and digitisation through information technology. Robust systems and procedures were put in place so as to achieve the above objectives.
It was due to his vision that Hamdard was able to establish HIMSR –the only private medical college in Delhi on the campus of Jamia Hamdard-an institute which has come up as one of the leading medical colleges in India, continuing the visions of the founders for creating institutions for educational excellence.
The HAHC hospital connected to HIMSR medical college provides the best medical care at subsidised rates.
Such trailblazing achievement in one life makes him one of the most dynamic leaders of his time.
Here at Hamdard, we pay homage to his vision through our continued efforts to strive for excellence.
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