Khader’s Daughter Hawwa Naseema Presents Birthday Gift to Sudha Murthy
Mangaluru: Former minister U T Khader and Lamis’s daughter Hawwa Naseema who was inspired by the achievements of the chairperson of Infosys Sudha Murthy. On September 11, visited Sudha Murthy’s house and presented her a birthday gift.
Hawwa Naseema was inspired by the simplicity, social service and the lifestyle of Sudha Murthy. She had the desire and dreamt of meeting Sudha Murthy personally. On September 11, Hawwa along with her father former minister U T Khader visited Sudha Murthy at her residence in Jayanagar 4th Block, Bengaluru and presented her a birthday gift.
Earlier Hawwa was not aware of Sudha Murthy but as she grew up, she loved reading her books. Hawwa’s interest in reading books was not known to her parents. Once Hawwa was reading Sudha Murthy’s book while flying with her father U T Khader. Khader was surprised and shocked to find his daughter’s interest in reading books and asked her about it. Hawwa replying to her father said that she loved to read Sudha Murthy’s books and that it was her dream to meet the author personally.
Sudha Murthy celebrated her birthday on August 19 and Hawwa celebrated her birthday on August 22. Every year Khader would ask his daughter what gift she wanted and she would usually demand religious gifts or a pilgrimage to Makka. But this time, Khader was surprised when his daughter expressed her desire to meet Sudha Murthy.
U T Khader assured of fulfilling her desire and on September 11, Hawwa was able to present Sudha Murthy with a hand made memento with poem.
After receiving the memento, Sudha Murthy said, “Like father like daughter both are simple people. In olden days women were not allowed to go to school. In 1968, when I joined the Engineering college I was the only girl in the college. But now, the time has changed and most of the girls get good education and are well qualified with the support of the parents”.
Later Sudha Murthy presented four books ‘Three Thousand Switches’, ‘The Magic of the Lost Temple’, ‘Magic Drum’, and ‘How the Sea Becomes Salty’ authored by her to Hawwa Naseema.
At a young age, Hawwa was admitted to a religious school in Kasargod for religious studies. Later she joined the Madrasathibiyan organization where she received the “Hafiza” award. She is the youngest Quran teacher in Q land in Mallapuram, Kerala. At present, she is studying in 10th standard in a government school. In 2018 she had participated in the Holy Quran contest in Dubai and brought laurels to the country.