Late Janab Sayed Rashid Ahmed, was a Freedom Fighter; a hard-working person and a complete family man. A legend who lived his life in the most simplest manner, shouldering and contributing to the biggest movement of our nation; THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE.
During the Freedom Movement, late Janab Sayed Rashid Ahmed worked very closely with Sri Jawahar Lal Nehru, and at his behest organized several meetings/programmes in Dehradun. His contribution was recognized and appreciated by many of the known personalities of Indian history, including the following; Srimati Vijay Laxmi Pandit, Sri H.N. Bahuguna, Mr. Mahavir Tyagi, Vaid D.S. Raturi, Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madni, Brahma Dutt and many others.
Unlike most leaders he was adored by his entire family and the society at large. The latter is very briefly captured in the book ‘Aap Yaad Aatein Hain’, a biography on revered Janab Sayed Rashid Ahmed, authored by his son Dr.S.Farooq. At the time of publication of ‘Aap Yaad Aatein Hain’ the then President of India, Sri K.R. Narayanan, Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Justice Mohd. Shamim, Chairman Minority Commission, Shri Sudarshan Agarwal, the then Governor of Uttarakhand, Shri Suraj Bhan, the then Governor of Uttarpradesh, Shri M.S.Bitta, Chairman of All India Anti Terrorist Front, Mohd. Farooq, Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. Saidul Hassan, Labour & Freedom Fighter Pension Minister and many others expressed their deep appreciation for the lifetime contribution made by Janab Sayed Rashid Ahmed.