AHMED, BEGAM ABIDA, B.A., [Congress (I)—Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly, 1984] d. of late, Mohammad Sultan Hyder ‘Josh’; b. at Hardoi District, Uttar Pradesh, July 17, 1923; ed. at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; m. late Janab Fakhruddin All Ahmed, November 9, 1945; 2 s. and 1 d.; Political and Social Worker; Member, National Integration Council, New Delhi; Member, (i) Seventh Lok Sabha, 1981—84 and (ii) Estimates Committee, 1983-84; Leader of the India Women’s Delegation to World Conference on the “Year of the Child” held in Moscow in 1979.
Social activities: Associated with various cultural, educational and women institutions; Chairman, (i) Ghalib Institute and Museum, (ii) Indo-Bhutan Friendship Association, New Delhi, (iii) Indo-Czechoslovakia Cultural Association, (iv) Unity International, (v) Hakim Ajmal Khan Girls School, Daryaganj, Delhi, (vi) Governing Body of Kalindi College, New Delhi, (vii) South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi and (viii) ‘Roshni’ (Society for Welfare of Women and Children); Founder Chairman, (i) Mahila Imdad Committee, (ii) Balika Chaman (Home for destitute girls), (iii) Hum Sub Drama Group, Ghalib Institute; Deputy Director-General of All India Women’s Voluntary Services; Patron, India-Tunisia Friendship Association.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Painting, flower arrangement, music, reading and arranging art exhibitions.
Special interests: Social work.
Accomplishments in letters, literature, art and science: (i) Arranged and participated in International Women Artists exhibition in New Delhi in 1975, (ii) One-person Bamboo creations An exhibition.
Sports and Clubs: Badminton, Tennis and Billiards, Won triple crown in Assam State Badminton Championship and represented Assam in All India Badminton Tournament; Member, Gymkhana Club, New Delhi.
Travels abroad: U.K., France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Czechoslovakia, U.A.E., Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kongk, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.
Permanent address: 19, Akbar Road, New Delhi.