Well-known lawyer Adnan Mahmood passes away; laid to rest at Baqi Graveyard

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz

Hyderabad: The legal fraternity and the people of Hyderabad were left in shock and mourning as news broke out of the demise of senior advocate Syed Adnan Mahmood. Known for his exceptional legal acumen and impressive career, Mahmood’s sudden departure at the age of 68 has left a void in legal circles.

Born on May 17, 1955, Syed Adnan Mahmood was the son of Baqir Mahmood, a highly respected figure associated with various governmental departments, including PWD, Education, and Health.

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Adnan’s brother, Imran Mahmood, gained fame as a prominent cricketer, while his sister, Nosheen Baghdadi, is married to Ghouse Peer, a veteran social worker.

His educational journey included attending institutions such as St. Patrick’s High School for Matriculation, Madrasa-i-Aliya for Intermediate, and Sardar Patel College and Osmania University from where he graduated in law.

He started practising from lower courts and quickly established himself as a lawyer handling some of the most important cases within the Muslim community in both the State’s High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He practiced for over 45 years. His accomplishments at a young age were remarkable; his rise to prominence was enviable. His expertise in handling high-profile cases, including those of a political nature, positioned him as a formidable advocate.

He represented the H.E.H. Nizams Auqaf Committee and L. V. Prasad Eye Hospital for over 30 years. He won many cases for the Zoroastrian community.

Mahmood’s contributions extended beyond his professional achievements. He was actively involved in legal battles related to land reclamation, particularly in the context of Hyderabad’s royal families. His dedication to reclaiming occupied land and his commitment to justice made him a champion for the rights of the people.

He is survived by wife, four sons and a daughter. His eldest son Zeeshan Mahmood and youngest son Amaan have been practising law following in the footsteps of their father while the second son Farhan and third son Nabhan are entrepreneurs.

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