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Granddaughter of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar passes away in Karachi

Quran Khwani and Soyem prayer was held today (on Sunday) between Asr and Maghrib prayers at her residence.

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The granddaughter of Indian Muslim independence leader, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar has passed away in Karachi on Saturday.

Aziz Fatima was 89 years old. The Quran Khwani on her Soyem was held today (on Sunday) between Asr and Maghrib prayers at her home.

The granddaughter of Maulana Mohammad Ali is survived by her four children Durriya Kazi, Faiza Kazi, Muna Pathan, and Salahuddin Kazi and grandchildren while her husband, the famous orthopedic surgeon Dr. Zainulabiddin Kamaluddin Kazi, passed away in 2013.

A special report on her life was appeared in the Newsline (no longer existing) magazine in 2017, it was written by the magazine’s editor Deneb Sumbul.

Fatima was the firstborn of Maulana’s youngest daughter, Gulnar. She was born on February 23, 1931, in Bhopal and her eminent grandfather, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar had chosen a name for her before her birth.

In the Newsline article, Fatima recounts her family’s entire history including the post-partition riots and how her family shifted from Bhopal to Karachi.

She also tells stories of her legendary grandfather who was a pre-Partition leader who fought for the right of self-determination for Indians and the Khilafat Movement.

Her most iconic image from pre-partition era was that of Gandhi with a baby on the cover of the New York Times in 1931. That was six-month-old Aziz Fatima with him on the SS Rajputana when Gandhi was traveling to the UK to attend the second Round Table Conference.

the authorSamra Mazhar