Former BBC and Channel 4 journalist and news presenter Tazeen Ahmad dies at the age of 48 

Former BBC and Channel 4 journalist and news presenter Tazeen Ahmad dies at the age of 48 

Former BBC and Channel 4 journalist and news presenter Tazeen Ahmad has died at the age of 48. Ahmad, who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatch

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Former BBC and Channel 4 journalist and news presenter Tazeen Ahmad has died at the age of 48.

Ahmad, who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer.

Tributes have poured in for the award-winning reporter, with The Asian Media Awards saying she was ‘one of the most gifted journalists of her generation’. 

Ahmad (pictured), who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer.

Ahmad (pictured), who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer.

Ahmad (pictured), who worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer.

The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death today saying: 'We remain immensely proud of all she achieved - as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work'

The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death today saying: 'We remain immensely proud of all she achieved - as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work'

The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death today saying: 'We remain immensely proud of all she achieved - as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work'

The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death today saying: 'We remain immensely proud of all she achieved - as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work'

 The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death today saying: ‘We remain immensely proud of all she achieved – as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work’

The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death in a statement obtained by Aljazeera today. 

They wrote: ‘We remain immensely proud of all she achieved – as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work.

So many people have been in touch remarking on her powerful ability to turn around people’s lives for the better.

‘She was so proud of her two young boys who are left to remember their loving, kind, smart, nurturing, beautiful mama.

‘She was in an amazing room filled with sunflowers, cushions, candles and an abundance of love when she passed away, surrounded by her close friends and family.’

Tributes have been pouring in for the talented reporter. 

BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan said she was ‘deeply saddened Tazeen Ahmad has died’.

She wrote on Twitter: ‘In 2001 when I joined the launch of @bbcthree news, she was the Presenter. Graceful, kind and inspirational she became a mentor and friend. It meant so much to see a brilliant Asian woman excel. She was a dogged journalist + a role model.’

Helen Purvis, a broadcast agent, said on Twitter: ‘Tazeen Ahmad will be terribly missed. She was an excellent journalist for @C4Dispatches @NBCNews @BBC who searched out truths in some very dark places, winning praise and prizes. A wonderful warm person with a wicked sense of humour that I, for one, will never forget.’

Paying tribute, The Asian Media Awards said: ‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tazeen Ahmad. 

‘Tazeen was one of the most gifted journalists of her generation and during her life made an incredible impression on all those who met her. Our sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.’

More to follow. 

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