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Lucknow's Legendary Begum Hamida Habibullah Is No More
On Tuesday morning, Former UP minister and one of the most popular faces in the state capital, Begum Hamida Habibullah has passed away.
- Vaishali Bharti
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- March 13, 2018 04:56 IST
New Delhi : On Tuesday morning, Former UP minister and one of the most popular faces in the state capital, Begum Hamida Habibullah passed away in Lucknow. (Image : Youtube)
According to the family source, she was 102. She was the daughter of the late Nawab Nazir Yar Jung Bahadur, Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court, Begum Hamida was a front-ranking social worker known to the land of Avadh.
She got married to Major General Inayat Habibullah, founder commandant of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune.
In 1965, she joined active politics after her husband's retirement. Begum Hamida served as an MLA from Haidergarh (Barabanki) and was state minister of social and Harijan welfare, national integration and civil defence from 1971-73 and tourism minister from 1971-74.
She was also a member of the Executive Committee of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) till 1980 and an elected member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) from 1969.
As the president of Mahila Congress, UPCC, Begum Hamida served from 1972-76, after which she was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1976 till 1982, a relative informed. At Saidanpur in Barabanki, her burial will take place later on Tuesday.