Zubaida Begum Randhawa Passes away

It is with deep sadness and grief that the Randhawa family announces that   Zubaida Begum Randhawa passed away on the night of Friday, February 18, 2015 at the age of ~91. Funeral services and burial were held after Namaz-e -Juma at the Valley Memorial Park & Cemetery in Novato, California on Friday, February 20 and a Khatam-e-Qur'an was held on Sunday February 22 nd at the San Ramon Islamic Center.

She will be deeply missed by her family members and many people who interacted with her in her during her life. Mrs Randhawa is now buried next to her late husband, Dr Iqbal Hussain Randhawa, whom she has finally joined “in eternity”. 

 Zubaida Begum originated from Quilla Gujjar Singh district of Lahore, where she grew up in very secure and loving Chaudhry family.  After her matriculation from Lady Maclagan School Lahore, she was married and because of her husband’s medical assignments she lived in various parts of the Indian sub-continent. After the birth of Pakistan, she lived in all provinces of West Pakistan and raised four sons in Lahore while her husband pursued post-graduate medical studies in the United Kingdom from 1955-60. 

Zubaida Begum will be remembered as a most compassionate and giving person. Her home was always open to all and this practice of welcoming people continued till the end of her life. She also had a profound sense of community responsibility and served as a member  of APWA (All Pakistan Women’s Association) for several years in Quetta, Hyderabad and Karachi.

May Allah (SWT) grant her Maghfirah and a place in Jannat-ul-Firdaus and may   her soul rest in eternal peace.  We also pray that her family finds the strength to sustain her loss. The family has   asked   that we remember her in our prayers.




Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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