BUMS, Aligarh Muslim University, 1960.
House physician, demonstrator Aligarh (India) Muslim University, 1960-1963. Lecturer Jamia Tibbiya, Delhi, India, 1963-1970. Research officer, reader Aligarh Muslim University, 1970-1983, professor, since 1983.
Visiting professor Hamdard University, Karachi, 1997. President Unani Tibbi Conference, Uttar Pradesh State, 1982-2003. Consultant World Health Organization, Bangladesh, 1996.
President Sir Syed English School, Aligarh, since 1987, India Award on Independence Day, 1995. Chairman drug sub committee Ministry of Health, Indian Government, since 1994. Member Indian Pharmacopoea (Unani) Committee.
Member Ibn Sina Academy Medieval Medicine and Sciences (founder, director).
Married Ahmadi Begum, August 30, 1963. Children: Safia Akhtar, Syed Ziaur, Soofia Akhtar, Asifa Haneefa.