Prime Minister's Office10-December, 2003 18:54 IST
PM CONDOLES DEATH OF BEGUM ABIDA AHMED
The Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has expressed grief over the death of Begum Abida Ahmed, wife of late Shri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India.

In a message, Shri Vajpayee said:

"I am deeply grieved to learn about the demise of Begum Abida Ahmed.

Begum Abida was a distinguished social worker and did justice to her role as the first lady of the country.

I had many occasions to interact with her and found her deeply committed towards the well-being and development of the minorities and weaker sections, particularly women and children."
(Release ID :143)