Sayyad Bhai was bestowed the Sudharakkar Gopal Ganesh Agarkar award 2012 at the hands of actor & rationalist Shriram Lagu on 29th July 2012. This annual award is given by the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANiS) .
Sayyad Bhai founded the Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal in 1970 with the support of Hamid Dalwai and has been ceaselessly working for women’s rights and reform in Muslim society for the past 50 years. Sayyad Bhai, Pushpa Bhave and Narendra Dabholkar spoke at the award ceremony.
*Sudhar highly recommends the talks below. Sayyad Bhai narrates his journey and highlights the plight of women (especially Muslim) and their struggle for their rights. Pushpa Bhave takes on beliefs and dives into history to examine Phule, Agarkar & Tilak. Dr. Dabholkar also examines reform & reformers since the 1800s and then connects it with the present, the need for a scientific temperament and a critical examination of all beliefs including religious.
If interested in the Muslim reform movement, Sayyad Bhai’s book “दगडावरची पेरणी” is a must read. Sayyad Bhai has been one of the key people driving Muslim SatyaShodhak Mandal after Hamid Dalwai passed away in 1977. Also do watch Great Bhet with Sayyad Bhai
मुस्लीम सत्यशोधक मंडळाचे कार्याध्यक्ष सय्यदभाई…मुस्लीम समाजामध्ये प्रबोधनाची पेरणी करायचे काम 50 वर्षाहुन अधिक काळ ते करत आहेत. हमीद दलवाई बरोबर त्यांनी हा लढा सुरु केला.आणि हमीदभाई नंतरही त्यांनी तो सुरु ठेवला.