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Lucknow's legendary Begum Hamida Habibullah dead at 102

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Former UP and one of the most popular faces in the state capital, Begum Habibullah passed away here on Tuesday morning. She was 102, family sources said.

Daughter of the late Nawab Nazir Yar Jung Bahadur, of the Hyderabad High Court, Begum was a known to the land of Avadh.

Married to Inayat Habibullah, founder commandant of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune.

She joined active in 1965 after her husband's retirement. Begum served as an MLA from Haidergarh (Barabanki) and was of social and Harijan welfare, national integration and civil defence from 1971-73 and from 1971-74.

She was also a member of the of Uttar Pradesh Committee (UPCC) till 1980 and an elected member of the All India Committee (AICC) from 1969.

Begum served as the of Mahila Congress, UPCC, from 1972-76 after which she was a member of the from 1976 till 1982, a relative informed.

Her burial will take place later on Tuesday at Saidanpur, her native village in Barabanki.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 09:08 IST