Mr. Hasanuddin Ahmed, former IAS officer from Hyderabad, died on August 13, Tuesday. He was 96. He was an author, historian, philanthropist and administrator. His noted works included a translation of the Bhagavad Gita. He was known for land acquisition for the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and resettlement of oustees while being the collector of a district. He was not keeping well for the last three years. His brother-in law also passed away a few hours earlier than him. Both were buried in Masjid-e Almas graveyard after funeral prayers at Aziz Jung Mosque.
Hasanuddin Ahmed was known for over two dozen books he authored. He was also noted for being the epitome of traditions handed down by the Nizam era. He lived in Aziz Bagh near Darul Shifa in Noor Khan Bazar in the old quarters of Hyderabad. He inherited Aziz Bagh from his father Deenyar Jung who was police commissioner of Hyderabad in the Nizam Government prior to Independence.
Mr. Ahmed authored nearly 25 books and was known for rare insights into the Quranic studies and Arabic language. He had done his Ph.D. in Urdu from Jamia Millia Islamia. He was conferred with Makhdoom Mohiuddin Award by the Andhra Pradesh Urdu Academy. His wife died five years ago. He is survived by two sons, Zaheeruddin and Shamsuddin.