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 - Shocking! Hospital Refuses to Admit Pregnant Woman Until She Gets Covid-19 Test, She Delivers Baby While Standing in Queue
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 - Ahead of Bakra Eid 2020, PETA Starts Campaign to Stop the Sacrifice of Goats, Urges People to 'Go Vegan'
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 - Randeep Hooda to Begin Shooting For His Film Mard in Lucknow, Reveals Producer Rahul Mittra
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.