Lucknow, March 13: Former Uttar Pradesh minister Begum Hamida Habibullah died on Tuesday morning. One of the most popular faces in Lucknow, Habibullah was 101 years old.

Begum Hamida was the daughter of late Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court, Nawab Nazir Yar Jung Bahadur. She was married to the founder of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune, Major General Inayat Habibullah. She remained very active in social activism.

The leader joined politics in 1965 after her husband’s retirement. She was an MLA from Haidergarh, Barabanki. She became the state minister of social and Harijan welfare. She also help the portfolio of tourism industry between 1971-74.

She was an elected member of the AICC from 1969 and was member of the  Executive Committee of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) till 1980. She will be buried in her native village in Barabanki.