Veteran journalist Fatima R. Zakaria, the previous Editor of the Sunday Occasions, Mumbai, and mom of famend international media persona Fareed R. Zakaria, handed away right here on Tuesday on account of Covid at a personal hospital, a detailed household good friend stated. Fatima R. Zakaria was the widow of former Maharashtra Minister and Islamic scholar Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, and had been admitted to an area hospital for the reason that previous few days, Aurangabad AIMIM MP Syed Imtiaz Jaleel informed IANS.
She is survived by 4 kids – Tasneem Zakaria-Mehta, an artwork historian, Manzoor Zakaria, Arshad Zakaria who’s with a US-based international hedge fund and Fareed Zakaria, the US-based former Editor of Newsweek journal and ex-Editor at massive with Time journal, and at the moment internet hosting the ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’ present on CNN.
“That is surprising and an irreparable loss to the media fraternity. Particulars of her final rites and different formalities are being finalised in session together with her relations in view of the stringent Covid restrictions imposed right here,” he added.
Conferred with the Padma Shri in 2006, she was related to the Occasions of India Group for a few years, and went onto turn into the Editor of The Sunday Occasions, the Bombay Occasions, and later edited the Taj journal, a coffee-table publication introduced out by the Taj Group of Motels.
In response to Jaleel, although hailing from Mumbai, for the reason that previous few years, Fatima Zakaria was largely residing in Aurangabad and dealing with the affairs of the reputed ‘Maulana Azad Schooling Belief’ (MAET).
The MAET was based by her husband in 1963 – a outstanding Congress chief and former state minister – and runs a sequence of outstanding instructional establishments within the backward Marathwada area of Maharashtra, with branches elsewhere.
Fatima Zakaria carried ahead her late husband’s legacy and reworked these educational establishments, introduced in overseas instructional collaborations, and in the end made them comparable with the perfect centres of studying in Asia.
Among the many institutes of upper training are common diploma schools, engineering, pharmacy, medical, catering, journalism, IT and Computer systems, enterprise administration, and different fields, plus colleges and a girls’s faculty, for the upliftment of all sections of society, together with the minorities.