• Born date: 1817-10-17
  • Born in: India
  • Death date: 1898-03-27
  • Death in: India
Syed Ahmad Khan

Syed Ahmad Khan KCSI Urdu: سر سید احمد خان‎; 17 October 1817 – 27 March 1898), born Syed Ahmad Taqvi; Urdu: سید احمد تقوی‎), commonly known as Sir Syed, was an Anglo–Indian Muslim philosopher, pragmatist, and social activist of nineteenth century India.In 1842, Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar–II conferred upon Sir Syed the title of Javad-ud Daulah, conferred upon Sir Syed's grandfather Syed Hadi by Emperor Shah Alam II around the middle of the 18th century.