FORMER BBC and Channel 4 journalist Tazeen Ahmad has died aged 48, she worked as an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent in both Britain and the US, died on Wednesday night, her family announced next day.
Her brothers announced the sad news in a statement, saying she was ‘surrounded by her close friends and family’ as she passed away.
Ahmad was among the first Muslim Asian women to raise to the top of British broadcast journalism, and won multiple awards for her work.
In a statement announcing her death, Ahmad’s brothers said: “We remain immensely proud of all she achieved – as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work.
“So many people have been in touch remarking on her powerful ability to turn around people’s lives for the better.
“She was so proud of her two young boys who are left to remember their loving, kind, smart, nurturing, beautiful mama.
A statement from Ahmad’s brothers Faheem and Nadeem said: ‘Farah Tazeen was an amazing individual truly loved by her family and friends.
‘She encouraged and motivated and left a lasting impression on everyone she met both through her professional and personal life.