As Collector of Visakhapatnam, Abid Hussain became a living legend with his dynamism, concern for the poor and innovative development programmes. He prepared a blueprint for the Steel Plant in Vizag much before the outbreak of a violent agitation for the steel plant in mid-1960s.
The grateful people of Vizag named a huge residential colony, Abid Nagar, in honour of the administrator they literally adored. Abid was a humanist and ambassador of goodwill who never lost a friend nor made an enemy despite holding high administrative and diplomatic positions in India and abroad.
A. Prasanna Kumar, Visakhapatnam
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