Hamid was opposed by strongly Orthodox Muslims, but he carried on with his Reformist Movement fearlessly.
Hamid Dalwai's social reform movement also had a major influence on Dabholkar. In fact, Dabholkar even named his son as Hamid as a tribute to Hamid Dalwai.
He worked towards encouraging Muslims to acquire Education to overcome poverty and enable progressive mindset. He encouraged education in local language.
He died quite early at the age of 44.