Sir Syed Ahmed Khan remembered on death anniversary

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan remembered on death anniversary

Islamabad (Web Desk): The 126th death anniversary of world-renowned statesman, scholar, philosopher, poet and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was observed on Wednesday.

Born in 1817 in Delhi, Sir Syed was regarded as the founder of modern Muslim education in the subcontinent. He devoted his life to the betterment of the Muslim community.

He was the founder of the Aligarh movement which was the base of Pakistan movement.

Sir Syed established a scientific society at Ghazipur in 1864 which was directed towards getting the translations of Western knowledge texts into Urdu. He also started publishing Tahzib-ul-Akhlaq in 1870 to instill modern consciousness among the Muslims.

This was the main aim and spirit that led him to establish Madrasat-ul-Uloom, then Mohammedan Oriental College at Aligarh, which later grew into Aligarh Muslim University.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan passed away in 1898 in Aligarh, India.