Veteran journalist Fatima R. Zakaria, the previous Editor of the Sunday Times, Mumbai, and mom of famend international media character Fareed R. Zakaria, handed away right here on Tuesday on account of Covid at a personal hospital, a detailed household pal 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 because the previous few days, Aurangabad AIMIM MP Syed Imtiaz Jaleel advised 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 giant with Time journal, and at present internet hosting the ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’ present on CNN.
“This is shocking and an irreparable loss to the media fraternity. Details of her last rites and other formalities are being finalised in consultation with her family members in view of the stringent Covid restrictions imposed here,” he added.
Conferred with the Padma Shri in 2006, she was related to the Times of India Group for a few years, and went onto turn into the Editor of The Sunday Times, the Bombay Times, and later edited the Taj journal, a coffee-table publication introduced out by the Taj Group of Hotels.
According to Jaleel, although hailing from Mumbai, because the previous few years, Fatima Zakaria was principally dwelling in Aurangabad and dealing with the affairs of the reputed ‘Maulana Azad Education Trust’ (MAET).
The MAET was based by her husband in 1963 – a outstanding Congress chief and former state minister – and runs a series 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 finally made them comparable with the very best centres of studying in Asia.
Among the institutes of greater schooling are common diploma faculties, engineering, pharmacy, medical, catering, journalism, IT and Computers, enterprise administration, and different fields, plus colleges and a girls’s faculty, for the upliftment of all sections of society, together with the minorities.