The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Mahdi Hasan Saiyid
Mahdi Hasan Saiyid, M.A., -at-Law, I.S.O. (1911), Deputy Commissioner; b. 1859; educ: Haithkani Sabha High School, Jubbulpur College, Muir Central College, Allahabad, and Downing College, Cambridge, called to Bar (Inner Temple), 1892; passed the Law examination of the Allahabad High Court; entered service as Extra Assistant Commissioner, 1883; proceeded to England to qualify himself to the Bar, 1889; gazetted Extra Assistant and Deputy Commissioner at Drug, 1910; rendered good service during the famines of 1896-1897, 1898-1899, and also during the time of plague epidemic at Hoshagebad; 1903; Trustee, Aligarh College; Member, Anjuman-i-Islamah, Jubbalpur; attended Delhi Durbars of 1903 and 1911; possesses enormous property in Cawnpore. Address: Drug, C.P., India.