Mohammad Ajmal Khan better known as Hakim Ajmal Khan was a famous physician in Delhi, India and one of the founders of the Jamia Millia Islamia University. He also founded another institution, Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia (medical) College better known as Tibbia College situated in Karol Bagh, Delhi. He became the university’s first chancellor in 1920 and remained in office until his death in 1927.

He is credited for the revival of Unani medicine in India in early 20th century, by founding the Tibbia College in Delhi and also spotting Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqi, a chemist, whose subsequent research in important medicinal plants used in Unani Medicine gave it a new direction. A close associate of Gandhi, he participated in the Non-cooperation movement (Satyagraha); led Khilafat Movement, and also became the President of the Indian National Congress, of whose he presided Ahmedabad Session in 1921.

Hakim Ajmal Khan:

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. Hafiz-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.

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