Sir Hakim Muhammad Said (Urdu: حکیم محمد سعید; January 9, 1920 – October 17, 1998, NI, PhD), was a prominent and world acclaimed medical researcher, scholar, philanthropist, and a former Governor of Sindh Province of Pakistan from 1993 until 1996. Said was one of Pakistan’s most renowned medical researchers in the field of eastern medicines. He established the Hamdard Foundation in 1948, prior to his settlement in West-Pakistan.
In a few years time, the herbal medical products of Hamdard Foundation became household names in Pakistan. Hakim Muhammad Said authored and compiled about 200 books in medicines, philosophy, science, health, religion, natural medicine, literary, social, and travelogues.On October 17 in 1998, Said was assassinated by a group of unknown assailants while he was on his way to attend a medical experiment at the Hamdard Laboratories.
However, apart from being a great educational leader, Hakim Muhammad Said was also one of the finest exponents of eastern medicine, who had treated millions of patients from all over the world including Pakistan, Europe, Africa and the Middle East by the time of his death in October 1998. He had lent a new dimension to Alternative Medicine having getting it recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the fifty years of his active career as a practitioner of Greco-Arab medicine par excellence, Hakim Muhammad Said also achieved international renown as a scholar and researcher in medicine in recognition of his meritorious services and scholarly achievements when he was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz(Posthumous) by the Government of Pakistan in 2002.