(ADDISON, IL) – Dr. Farzana F. Hamid’s unexpected and sudden death on
February 18, 2005, leaves a void in a community that she deeply impacted.
Born in Bareilly, India, Dr. Hamid was a visionary who believed that good
ideas had to be translated into action to make an impact in the lives of
individuals. Dr. Hamid’s many important accomplishments addressing violence
against women and the disparities facing underserved communities are her
legacy. Her example will provide an inspiration for the next generation of
social activists. She summarized her philosophy in 2001 by stating, “From
the day when I was a young girl growing up, I always saw the tradition of
thinking beyond oneself and thinking of others. I saw the tradition of
giving and sharing, and I have internalized those values from a very early
stage in my life. This profession comes naturally”¦”
Dr. Hamid is survived by her husband, Dr. Mohammad Hamid, Chairman of the
Hamdard Center Board of Directors; son Adnaan Hamid and his wife Elissa
Efroymson Hamid; son Ferhan Hamid and his wife Fauzia Abbasi; and their
granddaughter Jaydra Efroymson Hamid.
The Hamid family has established the Dr. Farzana F. Hamid Memorial Fund for
the benefit of the Hamdard Center. Those who wish to contribute should send
donations to: Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services, 228 East Lake
Street, Addison, Illinois 60101 (630- 835-1432).
For more information, contact Dr. Mohammad Hamid at 847-372-7076