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Man with a mission



Mumtaz Ahmed Khan gave up his career as doctor to setup the Al-Ameen institutions

DR. MUMTAZ Ahmed Khan is a visionary who gave up his doctor's profession for a noble cause.

After procuring his degree from the Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Dr. Khan gave up a bright career and moved to Bangalore.

Dr. Khan ventured into starting educational institutions and thus was born the Al-Ameen (The Trustworthy) Group of Institutions in 1968, which has since then blossomed into several institutions across the country.

Al-Ameen College, located opposite the famous Lalbagh Botanical Garden, is the first among them, the `Mother of all institutions'. After a series of educational institutions, Dr. Khan moved onto hospitals and health care centres and has now established seven such units. After stabilising his first two projects, he set up the Amanath Co-operative Banks and then took over the Salar Group of Publications, a prominent Urdu Daily and magazine. The sporting stature of Al-Ameen could also be attributed to its founder Dr. Khan, who was a sportsman during his younger days. He was the captain for football, boxing, and rowing teams of the Stanley Medical College. . "I did not want the poor and deserving students to be denied opportunity. I would pay their fees and take care of their expenses," says Mr. Khan. Presently, about 24 students are being benefitted by Dr. Khan's largesse.

"Sports brings out the personality, leadership quality in an individual," feels Dr. Khan, who hardly looks his age.

A.N.

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