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By Manzar Imam

Founder director of INSAN School, Dr. Hasan passed away on January, 25, 2016. He was 91 and is survived by three sons and a daughter. Syed Bhai, as he was so fondly called, has passed away but he is to live long in the hearts and minds of thousands of people of Seemanchal and elsewhere. People of the Purnea Commissionerate of Bihar owe him special thanks for inculcating in them, not just the value of education, but also for taking necessary steps to ensure availability of it. He established INSAN School on November 14, 1966, in the then Kishanganj Sub-Division of Purnea District to provide education to children. The School he set up, earned huge success in the 1970’s and 80’s and it continues to contribute to the educational uplift of Kishanganj and its adjacent districts. Due to the untiring efforts of Dr. Hasan, INSAN School later grew into a college. Had it not been for his hard work, the area would have still remained insignificant in education. Born on October, 24, 1924, in Paithana village, Islampur, in the academic soil of Nalanda, Bihar, Syed Hasan graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia. In 1954, he went to the US for further studies and obtained his doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Hasan returned to India after spending ten years in the US to establish INSAN School in Kishanganj. Within a short span, the school achieved a great milestone in providing quality education. In recognition of the services of Dr. Hasan to education, the Government of India conferred on him the Padma Shri in 1991. On January, 26, 2016, more than 25000 people from Bihar, West Bengal, Nagaland and Nepal gathered for his burial and prayers. Dr. Hasan was buried within the premises of the school. n
(Extracted from twocircles.net)