Sayyid or alternate name SAYYAD
the word ‘seelavanthula’ denotes pure being. The Sayyads are in different pursuits like agriculture, business, service and in a wide variety of white-collar professions such as medicine,
engineering, law and teaching. Health is another aspect which has received their attention. Health care clinics are provided even in remote areas.
The Sayyads occupy the foremost position among the four major classes of Muslims, viz., Sayyad, Sheikh, Mughal and Pathan. Though all are equal, yet in practice there has been a hierarchical grading among them.