Hakim Hammad Usmani

Male, Deceased Person

1928 – 2000


Who was Hakim Hammad Usmani?

Hakim Hammad Usmani is said to have been the foremost hakim and scholar of Unani medical science of modern times. He has been recognized not only by the state government of Uttar Pradesh but also the government of India. He has been a faculty member of many universities and social and academic organizations. Central Council of Research in Unani Medicine recognized his efforts by publishing a special Journal on his life and contribution and named it as "Hammad. Usmani Number, Vol. 2. No. 3, January–March, 2001". An article was also dedicated to him in its regular publication "Hammad Usmani – Aik Danishwar Tabib, Jahan-e Tibb."

His father Hakim Ahmad Usmani was awarded the title of Shifa-ul-Mulk by the Britishers in spite of the known opposition of his family against the British rule in India. His grandfather Allama Hakim Ahmad Hussain founded and established the Unani Medical College, Allahabad in 1904 and managed it from his own resources without raising any donation etc.

Hakim Hammad Usmani Sahib was one of those exceptional individuals who spent their entire lifetime consolidating, strengthening and rejuvenating the base of Unani System of Medicine. Although qualified in the Modern System of Medicine as well, he preferred to practice Unani Medicine. He was always dedicated to Unani System by contributing to Unani Pharmacy, Unani Publications, Unani Education etc. In the process he himself came to be recognized as a chapter in Unani History. Ref: Tarikh-e-Tibb

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Apr 20, 1928
Uttar Pradesh
Dec 30, 2000

on July 23, 2013


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