About Late Dr. Muhammed Majeed

Founder, Sami-Sabinsa Group
September 25, 1948 – March 13, 2024

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Enriching human life has been a lifelong quest for Dr. Muhammed Majeed. In this aim to bring benefit to mankind, Dr. Majeed proactively used his scientific brilliance and entrepreneurial spirit to start Sami Labs. This company under his dynamic leadership is a growing company that discovers constituents of plants that prevent the ailments that plague the world. Founded in 1991 (originally called Sami Chemicals & Extracts Limited) Sami Labs Limited, Bangalore is a Research and Development facility in the areas of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, standardized herbal extracts, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, probiotics, and enzymes. Its manufacturing facilities are situated in Kunigal, Nelamangala, Dobaspet, and Hassan in the State of Karnataka, India; Hyderabad in the State of Telangana, India; and Utah in the US.

Dr. Majeed grew up in the fascinating landscape of Kollam, in Kerala. His father, who was in business, passed away when Dr. Majeed was 12. And that was a very bad time around. His mother Fatima, who had not received any formal education, aspired her son Majeed to be highly educated. This fueled his determination to pursue his first love, Science. Dr. Majeed graduated in Pharmacy from the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College in 1973.

Dr. Majeed landed in The United States of America in 1975 with eight dollars in his pocket and a mind full of dreams to fulfill. A fearless man, he was triumphant in everything he did. He went ahead to pursue his Masters in Industrial Pharmacy from Long Island University and became a Junior Scientist at Pfizer. Not satisfied and satiated with his education, he then went on to complete his doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy from St. John’s University. In those years of graduate studies, he would work in the morning at Pfizer and would then spend the rest of the evening pursuing the nitty-gritty of his Ph.D.

Dr. Majeed was passionate about his work and is forthright in his views and opinions. Through his company Sami-Sabinsa Group, he introduced the magnificence of Indian herbs and traditional Ayurvedic wisdom to the global arena. Though Dr. Majeed Foundation he was involved in numerous philanthropic activities, providing quality life to the less fortunate.



Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Founder, Sami-Sabinsa Group has been felicitated with Life Time Achievement Award

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Founder, Sami-Sabinsa Group has been felicitated with Life Time Achievement Award by the Kerala Pharmacy Graduates Association at the 1st Kerala Pharmaceutical Congress (KPC 2023) organised by Kerala Pharmacy Graduates’ Association. The award is in recognition of Dr. Majeed’s innumerable contributions toward shaping the Indian Nutraceuticals industry and promoting preventive healthcare.

Dr. Mahadeva Nayak, General Manager – Technical Department, Sami-Sabinsa Group receiving the award on behalf of Dr. Muhammed Majeed from Dr. Montukumar Patel, President, Pharmacy Council of India and Dr. Atul Nasa, Head of Office, Controlling and Licensing Authority, Drugs Control Department, India
March 01, 2023


Dr. Muhammed Majeed is named the “Legend of the Millennium in Nutraceutical Industry” by ASSOCHAM

In recognition of outstanding commitment and leadership in integrating technology with Ayurveda, Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group, was named the "Legend of the Millennium in Nutraceutical Industry" in a virtual summit organized by ASSOCHAM. Dr. Majeed’s unwavering commitment to the nutraceutical industry has paved the way for Sami-Sabinsa to introduce a line of products in the therapeutic, skincare, & haircare segments.

The honorary award was presented at ASSOCHAM’s virtual conference entitled "World’s Future Ceuticals – Insight into the Lifestyle Management".


Sami-Sabinsa Founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed Named Father of Indian Nutraceuticals Industry by ASSOCHAM

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder of the Sami-Sabinsa Group, was named the Father of Indian Nutraceuticals Industry with an honorary award presented on the occasion of ASSOCHAM’s virtual conference entitled Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals: Stimulating the New Lifestyle.
June 01, 2021
Honarary Award from ASSOCHAM


Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from ASSOCHAM

The prestigious lifetime achievement award was presented to Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group in recognition of his exemplary services in the nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals industry. The award was presented by ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) on the occasion of Ayush Mela which is one of India’s largest virtual exhibition and conference related to Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy which was held from October 30 – November 1, 2020. Sami-Sabinsa Group Limited, a pioneer and global leader in health sciences, is a leading producer of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, standardized herbal extracts, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, probiotics and enzymes.

There were 34 categories of awards which saw nominations from different fields of AYUSH. ASSOCHAM received more than 150 nominations for awards in different categories out of which 75 nominations were short listed across different categories. The nominations were selected by a jury of eminent persons.

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group honoured by Times of India with the ‘ICONIC AND INSPIRING LEADER OF THE NUTRACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AWARD ' for his outstanding contribution to health science

Times of India’s Inspiring Entrepreneurs Award recognizes and celebrates achievers from different sectors for exemplary achievements in their respective fields across Sports, Art, Literature, Humanities, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and other industries.

Mr V.G Nair, Senior Advisor & Director, Sami Labs received the award on behalf of Dr. Majeed from Mr Kabir Bedi, Indian Actor & Director, at an event in Mumbai on March 12, 2020.

March 12, 2020

ASSOCHAM honours Sami-Sabinsa Group with three prestigious awards

February 28, 2020


Sami-Sabinsa Honored with Multiple “Best of” Awards in New Delhi and Singapore

September 30, 2019

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami Labs was honored on the occasion of Annual Celebration of Alumni Association of Trivandrum Medical College by Honorable Governor of Kerala, Shri. Justice (Retd) Palanisamy Sathasivam

February 16, 2019


Shield of Honour

July 25, 2018

Certificate of Excellence for Best Nutraceutical company

July 25, 2018

NutraChampion Award

May 16, 2018

IP and R & D Award

February 9, 2018.


Lifetime Achievement Award


Outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year

July 28, 2017
Outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year 2017

Receives award from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

March 1, 2017


Excellence in Research and Development Award

August 25, 2016

Hall of Legends

March 11, 2016

Global Innovation & Excellence

February 20, 2016

Honored by Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Ommen Chandy

February 19, 2016


My Home India Award



Nutra Excellence Award

Mumbai 2013


Amulya Award


National Award for R&D

November 5, 2012