January 31, 2012

RIP Siddiqua Kabir

Siddiqua Kabir is known to most Bangladeshis who are connoisseurs of good and healthy food. There's hardly anyone who enjoys Cooking and does not own her books on Cookery.

After obtaining Honors and Masters degree in Mathematics, Siddiqua Kabir joined the Education Cadre of the Government as Lecturer on the subject in the Eden Girls' College, Dhaka.

1961 saw a major change in her career. She went to the United States of America for a course on Food, Nutrition and Institutional Administration at Oklahoma State University and obtained a Masters degree in the same subject in 1963.

On her return home, she joined the College of Home Economics, Dhaka from where she retired as Principal in 1993.

Siddiqua Kabir's combined knowledge of Mathematics and Food & Nutrition made it possible for her to write a popular Cook Book in Bangla "Ranna Khaddya Pushti" which is a 'must have' for all Bangladeshi families. During the past 40 years she wrote many articles on Cooking and Food & Nutrition which have appeared regularly in different Dailies and Periodicals. (Source)

She died today from old age complications. RIP.


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