By Our Correspondent
Kishanganj: Insan School founder and director Padma Shri Dr Syed Hasan died in the district headquarters of Kishanganj on Monday (25th January 2016) morning at his residence. He is survived by his son Shefa Hafeez and family members.
The death of Dr Hasan has come as a great shock for the Insan Alumni spread across the world along with the educationists, social workers and politicians.
Expressing his grief Insan School Alumnus and presently Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) Md. Mudassir Alam said that the death of Dr Hasan is a big loss for the state and country. In fact, the void created by Dr Hasan’s death can hardly be filled by someone else.
Mr. Mudassir said that along with a preacher for education, Dr Hasan was a good human being and a man of so many qualities. A renowned Psychologist, Dr Hasan was working as assistant professor of Psychology at Frostburg State University, Maryland in 1960s and left the job shortly. However, his penchant for disseminating education among the underprivileged people took him to most backward place of Kishanganj, where he established Insan School on November 14, 1966.
Started as a part of Dr Hasan’s unique mission this school become quite popular in Bihar, neighbouring West Bengal and other parts of the country. The top quality and qualified teachers became virtual torch-bearer of Dr Hasan’s mission and the students of the school carved a niche for themselves in various fields in India and abroad including USA. The school became famous as ‘city of thatched huts’ and the as per inputs keeping in view the performance the government of Bihar offered the school management to transform it into a University that couldn’t be materialised ever due to some reasons.
For his services to the society and country in the field of education Dr Hasan was awarded with the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri, in 1991 by Government of India. Besides this, Dr Hasan received many awards and honours for his valuable role in spreading education. He was also a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for his contribution in the field of education, mentioned Mr. Mudassir.