Syed Hasan Akbar was a well reputed lawyer in Pakistan. He also served as a provincial Attorney General from 1983-1988. Hasan Akbar was a self-made man. In 1947, he migrated to Pakistan in what were very precarious times. He possessed only two assets: His will to succeed and determination to turn things around. With the help of a loving and caring wife and his indomitable efforts he managed to build a well-respected and educated family. His children include three Ph.Ds, three Masters, and a Judge of High Court.
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 in the strength and importance of good quality education.
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.
Dr. Syed Hasan Naqvi
Dr. Syed Hasan Naqvi was a family doctor in Pakistan. After getting his medical degree in Patna, India Dr. Naqvi joined the Medical Corp of the British Indian Army. In 1948 he migrated to Pakistan. He was famous for his sharp diagnosis of health issues, his community service, and philanthropy. He established the College of Family Medicine to enable continued upgrading of knowledge and skills of family doctors in Pakistan.A
C$1000 award is presented every year to one of the most outstanding and deserving student in the loving memory of a person whose motto was excellence in every aspect of life – professional and personal
Syeda Taeed Fatima
Syeda Taeed Fatima could not go to the school herself. But she produced three PhDs, one Judge of the High Court/ Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan, and three Masters out of her seven sons. She also encouraged and helped her husband to continue his studies. Her husband, eventually become the Attorney General of the state they used to live in. She was an active political worker and a well know speaker. The utmost objective of her life was to help provide the best possible education to her family.
A C$ 1000 scholarship award is presented every year to one of the most outstanding and deserving student in the loving memory of a lady who sacrificed her entire life for the education and the betterment of her family.
Syeda Riaz Bano
Syeda Rayz Bano was a dedicated housewife, raised in a remote village in a Zamindar family. She had no formal education. Her strength came from the values earned at a village madrasa where she learned Urdu and Arabic. She used to recite Koran like a Qari. She always encouraged her kids to go for higher education. Her family includes a Ph.D., Engineers, and a Zakera. Two schools have been established in her memory at her native village Badan-Mau in the district of Fatehpur, UP. Starting with just 20 students in 2006 these schools now provide education to more than 300 students.A
C$1000 award is presented every year to one of the most outstanding and deserving student in the loving memory of an Abida (Riaz Bano) who passed away while performing Magrib Namaz on Thursday at the age of 59 years.
Syed Mohammad Akbar
Syed Mohammad Akbar was born in Juanpur, India in 1932. He completed his education from Shia college in Juanpur, UP. Mohammad Akbar was a well know banker. He started his professional career with United Bank and Joined BCCI in 1971. He worked for the BCCI for more than 25 years.Mohammad Akbar was widely known for his kind, loving, and helping nature. Anybody under financial or other stress in his extended family, vast circle of friends and acquaintances would know where to go to seek immediate help and advice. His philanthropy and generosity has been passed on to his four sons and a daughter.
A C$1000 award is in the loving memory of a person whose objective in life was to help the community in every possible way.