Islamabad: The 16th death anniversary of a prominent and world acclaimed medical researcher Hakim Mahammad Saeed was observed today.

Hakim Saeed was born on January 9, 1920. He was a renowned scholar, and philanthropist of Pakistan and former Governor of Sindh. He established Hamdard Foundation in 1948. Within few years, the herbal medical products of Hamdard became household names.

Hakim Mohammed Saeed authored or compiled several books which include books on religion, Tibb (natural medicine), health and sciences, literature, social and scientific topics and travelogues. He was a multifaceted personality, a physician, author of books, and editor of journals, bibliophile, an organizer, an idealist, an innovator, educationist and above all a patriot of the highest order.

Hakeem Saeed founded Hamdard University in 1991. He made enormous contributions in the field of health, science, education and culture. He was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 2002, in recognition of his services. He died on October 17 in 1998.