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. Also Read - Lucknow Man Says No Antibody Developed Even After Taking Covid Vaccine, Files Police Complaint
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. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Unlock LIVE: CM Adityanath Announces Relaxations in Districts With Less Than 600 Cases
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. Also Read - Consistent Decline! UP Logs 6,725 Fresh COVID Cases, 13,590 discharges In Last 24 Hours
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.