ABDULLAH, BEGUM AKBAR JAHAN [National Conference—Jammu and Kashmir—Anantnag, 1984] d. of Sheikh Gulam Hussain; b. at Srinagar, March 24, 1917; Senior Cambridge, ed. at Aucland House Boarding School, Simla; m. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, 1934; 3 s. and 2 d.; Patron, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference since 1982; Chairman, (i) State Level Committee, International Year for Women 1975, and (ii) Sheri-Kashmir Memorial Committee; Vice-Chairman, (i) State Social Welfare Board, 1975, and (ii) Gujjar and Bakarwal Advisory Board, 1977; President, (i) All India Women's Conference, State Branch, 1977, (ii) All India Family Welfare Association, State Branch, 1976 and (iii) Slate Council for Child Welfare; Member, Executive of the Central Social Welfare Board; Member, Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-79.
Social activities: Organised Peace Committees in Srinagar in 1946 and State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society in 1948-49 and was its first President; worked for the welfare of children and women; established J & K Markaz-i-Behboodi Knawateen, Miskeen Bagh, Srinagar in November 1975 (socio-economic upliftment of women); Patron, Abhidananda Home for Blind.
Travels abroad: West Asia, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Permanent address: 10, Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar (Kashmir).