Well known journalist Farid Zakaria in a tweet confirmed the death of his mother and said she lived a long, rich, eventful life, with children and grandchildren whom she adored
NEW DELHI – Padma Shree awardee Fatima Rafiq Zakaria passed away on Tuesday in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, due to age related illness. A renowned journalist and educationist, she breathed her last at Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital, news agency UNI reports. She was 85.
Fatima Rafiq Zakaria was chairman of Maulana Azad Educational Trust and president of Maulana Azad Education Society.
Besides, Fatima was also executive vice-chairman of the Board of Governors of the Trust’s Institute of Hotel Management which is run in collaboration with the Taj Group of Hotels.
Fatima worked in the Illustrated Weekly of India and the Times of India, where she was editor of the weekend magazine, Sunday Review.
Her husband Dr Rafiq Zakaria, who passed away in 2005, was also a renowned scholar and a cabinet minister in the Maharashtra government for over 15 years and a member of Parliament for six years.
Fatima is survived by two sons, Arshad and Farid Zakaria, both graduated from Harvard and have won great laurels in their respective fields in the US.
Farid Zakaria, well known journalist, in a tweet confirmed the death of his mother and said she lived a long, rich, eventful life, with children and grandchildren whom she adored.