This Chemistry Professor Died Protecting His Students From Terrorists

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear lab coats.

On Wednesday, atleast 21 people were killed in an attack on a university in Pakistan.


Among the killed ones was a young chemistry professor Dr Hamid Hussain, who died protecting his students by opening fire at them with his pistol.

According to the students, he opened fire on the terrorists as they rampaged across the campus which gave the students the time to flee from the danger before being drowned in bullets and embracing martyrdom.

Geology student Zahoor Ahmed said that the teacher ordered him not to leave the department building after the first shots were heard. He described how his teacher was shooting at the attackers.

He said:

“He was holding a pistol in his hand. Then I saw a bullet hit him. I saw two militants were firing. I ran inside and then managed to flee by jumping over the back wall.”

Another student Muhammad Daud told AFP, “They fired directly at the professor,” while describing him as a true gentleman and a respectable teacher.

Syed Hamid Hussain was a 34 year old chemistry teacher at the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda. He received his PhD degree from Brussels University of UK.


After completing his doctorate in Bio Chemistry he decided to return to Pakistan to give back to his country and became a professor. He leaves behind a wife and 2 young children.


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