Farida Azam

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Begum Farida Amir Azam (1937, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India - 5 July 1992, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan) was the third wife of former Pakistani politician and Rehabilitation Minister, Sardar Amir Azam, the sponsor of the Sardar Amir Azam Khan Gold Medal in the University of Karachi and the initiator and benefactor of the Sardar Amir Azam Memorial Society.

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Mrs Farida Azam was the daughter of Mr. Abid Hussain, an overseer in the Officer’s Mess at Karachi. She was earlier schooled in India and later after Independence continued her education in Home Economics College Karachi.

She married the Pakistani Rehabilitation Minister Sardar Amir Azam in 1956. They had six children namely Farid, Munir, Murad, Mansoor, Waqar and Atiq. She accompanied her husband on official visits to some foreign countries in the 1950s. She remained associated with educational institution for children as its benefactor and social work. She appeared on media in some of the Pakistani dailies and weeklies. She also remained attached to a construction and housing firm Al Azam.Mrs Azam Visited some neighboring countries during the 70's. And during the same era she formed a Memorial Society. She sponsored a Gold Medal in the University of Karachi in 1977. She participated as an organizer in the 1979-80's Pakistani elections from her own area. She remained associated with a London-based Pakistani weekly known as Aiena-e-Jahan. She also commenced an occasional get-together for the students to...
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