Former BBC and Channel 4 journalist and news presenter Tazeen Ahmad died at the age of 48.
Ahmad, who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, died Wednesday after fighting cancer.
Her brothers announced the sad news in a statement and said she was surrounded by her good friends and family & # 39; when she died.
Hulde comes in for the mother of two, with The Asian Media Awards saying they are & # 39; one of the most gifted journalists of her generation & # 39; and Rajini Vaidyanathan from the BBC said she was & # 39; deeply sad & # 39; was through the news.
Ahmad (photo), who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, died Wednesday after fighting cancer.
Sangita Myska, Ben McCarthy and Tazeen Ahmad (right) previously presented the latest national and international news on The News Show of BBC
The Tazeen Ahmad brothers (left behind with her son at Whittington Hospital and on the right in a promotional image for Dispatches) announced the sad news of her death and said: & We remain extremely proud of everything she has achieved – as mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work & # 39;
Tribute comes in for the journalist (above and below), while BBC & # 39; s Rajini Vaidyanathan said she & # 39; deeply saddened & # 39; was through the news
The Tazeen Ahmad brothers announced the sad news of her death in a statement obtained today by Aljazeera.
They wrote: & # 39; We remain extremely proud of everything she has achieved – as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work.
& # 39; There are so many people who have had contact with her powerful ability to change people's lives for the better.
& # 39; She was so proud of her two young boys who still have to think of their loving, kind, smart, caring, beautiful mother.
& # 39; She was in a great room full of sunflowers, pillows, candles, and an abundance of love when she died surrounded by her close friends and family. & # 39;
Hulde comes in for the talented journalist, including British actor and comedian Adil Ray and BBC journalist Samira Ahmed.
Tazeen Ahmad investigated the word & # 39; balti & # 39; in a BBC series about words, sentences and their origins. The series explores the hidden history behind words with the mission to solve some of the most intriguing mysteries in the English language
Tribute comes in for the talented journalist, including from the BBC & # 39; s Rajini Vaidyanathan who said she & # 39; was deeply saddened Tazeen Ahmad died & # 39;
Nida Hasan, Ahmad's niece, said in a Facebook post that her aunt & # 39; was a loving mother to two of the most intelligent, kind, young boys I know, and a few cats & # 39;
British lawyer Nazir Afzal OBE paid tribute to the journalist and said: & she has bravely investigated challenging problems & # 39; (other tribute is shown below)
Rajini Vaidyanathan from BBC said she was & # 39; deeply sad. Tazeen Ahmad died & # 39 ;.
She wrote on Twitter: & # 39; When I came to the launch of @bbcthree news in 2001, she was the presenter. Graceful, kind and inspiring, she became a mentor and friend. It meant so much to see a brilliant Asian woman excel. She was a dog journalist + a role model. & # 39;
Actor Adil Ray said: “Very sad to hear of the death of journalist and presenter Tazeen Ahmed. She was extraordinary.
& # 39; Dedicated to real, authentic issues and a great ability to tell the stories to a wider audience. She was always beautiful and full of joy. Thoughts with her family. & # 39;
Nida Hasan, Ahmad's niece, said in a Facebook message that her aunt & # 39; was a loving mother to two of the most intelligent, kind, young boys I know, and a few cats & # 39 ;.
Helen Purvis, a temporary employment agency, said on Twitter: & # 39; Tazeen Ahmad will be missed terribly. She was an excellent journalist for @ C4Dispatches @NBCNews @BBC who searched for truths in a number of very dark places and won prizes and prizes. A wonderfully warm person with a bad sense of humor that I will never forget. & # 39;
Tazeen Ahmad is depicted alongside professor Tanya Byron in an image for BBC television program The Truth About Child Sex Abuse
Tazeen Ahmad is pictured in an image for Dispatches: The School Dinner Scandal
Colleague journalist Imran Khan, who works for Al Jazeera, said: “I have just arrived in NYC and have discovered that Tazeen Ahmed has passed away.
& # 39; What can I tell you? We met as young journalists in 1994. We immediately had a band. I will be honest. I fully imagined her. Just look at the photo. She was smart and funny and cool.
& # 39; We spent time together at the BBC and we kept in touch when she became a mother and I became a father. Every October 13 I sent her birthday message. From chic to respect, we became cheerleaders of each other.
& # 39; From NBC to channel 4 to its own wellness company, Tazeen was a talent. I write this in a taxi to Manhattan and laugh while I remember one of the last things she said to me. & # 39; & # 39; Immigration is a queue for most people. It is a challenge for you. & # 39; Tazene. REST IN PEACE. & # 39;
The Asian Media Awards also paid tribute and said: & We are deeply saddened by the death of Tazeen Ahmad.
& # 39; Tazeen was one of the most gifted journalists of her generation and made an incredible impression on everyone who met her during her life. Our sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. & # 39;
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