Your Page Title

This doctor saved Ayurveda from the British

Mohammad Asghar
Mohammad Ajmal Khan’s father, Hakim Ghulam Mahmood Khan, was a famous Unani physician of his time. Dada Sharif Khan had set up a clinic in his house in Ballimaran, Old Delhi. This same clinic was handed over to Mohammad Ajmal Khan, which later went to Karol Bagh and became Tibbia College.

magical cure
Mohammad Ajmal Khan was born on 12 February 1863. After receiving education in Unani medicine, he was appointed the chief physician of the Nawab of Rampur. After being successful in the treatment, it became famous that he had a magical medicine, the secret of which was known only to doctors. If someone came to Delhi for treatment, he would treat him free of cost, whether the patient was poor or a Nawab. But, whenever he was called out of Delhi, he used to collect fees for it.

meeting gandhi
Hakim Ajmal Khan had also supported Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle. His first meeting with Gandhiji took place in 1919. Then he joined the non-cooperation movement. There is an incident from that period. He had come to a king’s palace to see his sick queen. Hakim Ajmal saw that the queen was wearing foreign clothes and the entire room was full of foreign items. On this, Hakim, after checking the queen’s pulse, said that times are changing, now only Khadi should be used. The queen replied, ‘There is no harm in wearing it, but Khadi is rough and stings the body.’ Hakeem became angry after hearing this and started leaving from there. He said, ‘I will not be able to see your pulse. When Khadi pricks your body, my finger will also prick your hand, because I am also an Indian. Hearing this, Maharaj became very embarrassed. He apologized to Hakim Saheb and promised that he would get the foreign goods taken out from the palace.

promote research
Hakim Ajmal Khan was gaining fame in Unani medicine. He took great interest in the expansion and development of Indian medical systems, Ayurveda and Unani. Then he established Jamia Millia. Apart from this, Hindustani Dawakhana and Ayurvedic Chemistry, Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia College and Hospital, Research Center for research and development on herbal medicines were opened.

lesson to the British
Hakim Ajmal Khan established Madrasa-e-Tibbia Zenana for women in Delhi’s Qasim Jan Gali. It was inaugurated on 13 January 1909. This was the same period when the British started preparations to eliminate Ayurveda and Unani systems. In 1910, the British government proposed to withdraw the professional recognition of doctors and vaidyas. Hakim Ajmal Khan felt that this decision of the British would destroy the established medical system in India. He united the doctors and physicians across the country against the government proposal and ultimately the British government had to bow down. The proposal was withdrawn.

returned titles
Hakim Ajmal Khan was given the title of Hajik-ul-Mulk i.e. Healer of the Nation in 1908. In 1915, the British government gave him the title of Kaisar-e-Hind. He returned both the titles. He departed from this world on 29 December 1927. He did such work due to which he was called Messiah-e-Hind.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are the author’s own.

// Get the first script element, which we'll use to find the parent node var firstScriptElement = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];

// Create a new script element and set its id var facebookJS = document.createElement('script'); = 'facebook-jssdk';

// Set the new script's source to the source of the Facebook JS SDK facebookJS.src="

// Insert the Facebook JS SDK into the DOM firstScriptElement.parentNode.insertBefore(facebookJS, firstScriptElement); }());

function checkLogin(){ TimesGDPR.common.consentModule.gdprCallback(function(){ if(!window._euuser){ require(["login"],function(login){ login.init(); }); }}); } function callfunctiononload(){ /*if(isQuillEnabled){ var scrt=document.createElement('script'); scrt.type="text/javascript"; scrt.src=" document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(scrt);

// all cool browsers try { scrt.onload = applyingQuill; } catch(ex){} // IE 6 & 7 scrt.onreadystatechange = function() { if (this.readyState == 'complete') { try { applyingQuill(); } catch(ex){} } } } else { try { applyingComments(); } catch(ex){} }*/ if(isQuillEnabled){ try { applyingQuill(); } catch(ex){} } else { try { applyingComments(); } catch(ex){} } } function applyingQuill(){ try { applyingQuillComments(); } catch(ex){} if($('#search-form-field').length > 0){ Quill.init('search-form-field', false, null, null, 'hindi'); Quill.setLanguage('search-form-field', 'hindi'); } if($('#search-form-top-field').length > 0){ Quill.init('search-form-top-field', false, null, null, 'hindi'); Quill.setLanguage('search-form-top-field', 'hindi'); } /*if($('#search-form-topmobile-field').length > 0){ Quill.init('search-form-topmobile-field', false, null, null, 'hindi'); Quill.setLanguage('search-form-topmobile-field', 'hindi'); }*/ } $(function(){ callfunctiononload(); require(["tiljs/event"],function(event){ event.subscribe("user.login",function(){ $( '#timespointframe' ).attr( 'src', function () { return $( this )[0].src; } ); }); event.subscribe("user.logout",function(){ $( '#timespointframe' ).attr( 'src', function () { return $( this )[0].src; } ); }); })

}); $(window).load(function() { var themeClass="post-template-default single single-post postid-51025 single-format-standard group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular style_nbt"; $('body').addClass(themeClass); });

var showInitAd = 'None'; var initAdUrl=""; if(_getCookie('intAd') !== '1'){ if(isMobile.matches){ if(showInitAd == 'Both' || showInitAd == 'WAP'){ initAdUrl=" } } else { if(showInitAd == 'Both' || showInitAd == 'WEB'){ initAdUrl=" } } } if(initAdUrl){ _setCookie('prevurl',window.location.href,1); window.location.replace(initAdUrl); } var languageChannelName="nbt"; var siteId = '9830e1f81f623b33106acc186b93374e'; var domainName=""; var ofcommenthostid = '294'; var ofcommentchannelid = '2147478026'; var appid = '117787264903013'; var commentText = {"name_required":"Please enter your name.","location_required":"Please enter your location.","captcha_required":"Please enter captcha value.","name_toolong":"Name cannot be longer than 30 chars.","name_not_string":"Name can only contain alphabets.","location_toolong":"Location cannot be longer than 30 chars.","location_not_string":"Location can only contain alphabets.","captcha_toolong":"Captcha cannot be longer than 4 chars.","captcha_number_only":"Captcha value can only be a number.","email_required":"Please enter your email address.","email_invalid":"Please enter a valid email address.","captcha_invalid":"Please enter a valid captcha value.","minlength":"You can t post this comment as the length it is too short. ","blank":"You can t post this comment as it is blank.","maxlength":"You have entered more than 3000 characters.","popup_blocked":"Popup is blocked.","has_url":"You can t post this comment as it contains URL.","duplicate":"You can t post this comment as it is identical to the previous one.","abusive":"You can't post this comment as it contains inappropriate content.","self_agree":"You can't Agree with your own comment","self_disagree":"You can't Disagree with your own comment","self_recommend":"You can't Recommend your own comment","self_offensive":"You can't mark your own comment as Offensive","already_agree":"You have already Agreed with this comment","already_disagree":"You have already Disagreed with this comment","already_recommended":"You have already Recommended this comment","already_offensive":"You have already marked this comment Offensive","cant_agree_disagree":"You can't Agree and Disagree with the same comment","cant_agree_offensive":"You can't Agree and mark the same comment Offensive","cant_disagree_recommend":"You can't Disagree and Recommend the same comment","cant_recommend_offensive":"You can't Recommend and mark the same comment Offensive","permission_facebook":"You can't post to facebook. Post permission is required.","offensive_reason":"Please select a reason.","offensive_reason_text":"Please enter a reason.","offensive_reason_text_limit":"Please enter less than 200 chars.","be_the_first_text":"Be the first one to review.","no_comments_discussed_text":"None of the comments have been discussed.","no_comments_up_voted_text":"None of the comments have been up voted.","no_comments_down_voted_text":"None of the comments have been down voted."};

Share on:

Leave a Comment