Syed Mazahir Abbas
Syed Mazahir Abbas did his MA. LLB, from the University of Allahabad. He was a dedicated social worker. He retired as a senior officer at the Office of Accountant General, India. He was a founding member of the Shia Collage in Jaunpur, UP, and chairman of the Shia College Board of Trustees. Community services were his passion. He worked to establish Tanzimul Makatib Madrasas. He was Nazim-Alla of Allahabad branch of Tanzimul Makatib Madrassa for more than 30 years. His family includes a Zakera, a Ph.D., and Engineers.
A C$1000 award is presented every year to one of the outstanding and most deserving student in the loving memory of a person who believed that Urdu speaking Shias have to move away from Zamindari and focus on modern education with Islamic values to make Imam Zamana proud of them.