Habiba Kirmani is an Indian educationist and philanthropist. She is famous for being the wife of the veteran Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani.
Habiba Kirmani was born on 8 June in Bangalore. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about her parents. Habiba has one brother. Her grandfather was the president of one of the Indian football associations for 40 years, and a football stadium was named after him.
Husband & Children
On 16 May 1979, she got married to the veteran Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani. It was an arranged marriage, and the duo met each for the first time at Habiba’s cousin’s birthday party.
The couple has two daughters and one son. Their elder daughter Nishad (Nishath) Fathima is a social worker. Their younger daughter’s name is Mehnaz Fathima. Their son, Sadiq Ali, is a cricketer.
Habiba is an active philanthropist. She has been associated with various social activities and is working for women empowerment along with her husband Syed Kirmani. During an interview, while talking about a donation event, she said,
We are yet to decide on the investment of this fund but we have decided to donate 25% (about Rs. 6 lacs) of this amount to the needy people of the country. We have been doing charity work and helping poor people, especially those who have no money to go to schools and colleges. We always believe that every family should have at least one educated person and the donation will be utilized for girls education in the poor houses.”
- She has been invited as a chief guest at various social events.
- In an interview, while talking about her husband, she said,
Yes, woman is behind the success of every great man and I was no exception. I sacrificed everything for him. Being an international cricketer, he was on tours most of the time and I catered for our children. I had to look after my kids and mother-in-law. My parents and brother helped me a lot as they hail from the same Bangalore city.”
- Habiba Kirmani has received the Women’s Excellence Awards & Leadership Summit.