Hafiz Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir

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Hafiz Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir
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🎓 Alma materBhupinder Tibbi College, Patiala
💼 Occupation
Unani medicine

Hafiz Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir (1909–2000) was a noted Unani Physician from Tijara and Bhopal.

Brief biography[edit]

Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir belonged to the family of Gardēzī Sadaat and was born on 24 Ramadan 1328 AH / 1909 AD at Tijara. He was a practicing Unani Physician from Tijara and Bhopal.[1]


He learned Quran by heart (Hafiz) in 1920. From 1920 to 1925, he went to Alwar for basic education from Mian Wahid Ali Shah of Alwar. In 1929, he took admission in the Bhupinder Tibbi College, Patiala and obtained the degree ‘Haziqul Mulk’ in 1931. This college was named after Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.

Professional life[edit]

He started practicing Unani medicine with his father Hakim Syed Karam Husain[2] at Dawakhana Shifaul Amraz, where he worked till 1947. After partition of India and complete devastation of the whole region of Alwar and Tijara, the family of Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir migrated to Bhopal and started afresh the whole set up of the 'Dawakhana'. Many of his family members were already living in Bhopal before the partition of India since 1857, even his wife, Aziza Begum, belonged to Bhopal.

Hakim Hafiz Syed Atiqul Qadir practiced Tibb continuously in Bhopal till 1975 and then off and on in Bhopal and Aligarh. In Aligarh, he stayed with his younger brother Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman and nephew Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman.

Social, literary and religious life[edit]

In 1934, he performed Hajj with his family members including father Hakim Syed Karam Husain.

From 1935 to 1947, he remained an active member of the Municipality of Tijara and took participation in the civic life of Tijara city.

He was editor of ‘Masih-i Zaman’ and co-authored ‘Usool-e Sehat’ with his younger brother Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman.

Marriage and children[edit]

He was married to Aziza Begum (died 12 Shawwal / 27 April 1991), daughter of Muniruddin 'Munir' (Munir Bhopali ) and granddaughter of Munshi Hakimuddin on 29 October 1925 with whom he had one daughter Siddiqa Begum. Siddiqa Begum was married to Mohammad Ayub Tirmizi (died 15 May 1979)

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Hakim Hafiz Syed Atiqul Qadir with his younger brother Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman, close relative – Haji Kalimuddin (son of Qazi Khaliluddin and family servant Mohammad Munshi (extreme left)


He died on 3 Rajab 1421 AH / 31 October 2000 AD at Bhopal and was laid in his family graveyard located at Church Road, Mohallah Jinsi, Bhopal.

See also[edit]


  1. Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman (1983, revised second edition 2008), Ḥayāt-i Karam Ḥusain, ʻAlīgaṛh: Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences, pp. 266–276 (Pasmandgan), OL 3006896M Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Keswani, Nandkumar H (1970). "Medical Education in India since ancient times". In Victor E. Hall and CD O’Malley. UCLA Forum in Medical Sciences (No. 12) – The history of Medical Education (12th ed.). California, LA: University of California Press. pp. 329–366. ISBN 0-520-01578-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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