Karachi: Tahira Hameed, considered one of the first female athletes in Pakistan’s history, has passed away on Saturday in Karachi at the age of 85.
Tahira Hameed is considered as one of the greatest sportswomen in the history of Pakistan. In 1955, she represented Pakistan in the Asian Tennis Championship in Kolkata.
She also represented Pakistan twice in Wimbledon tennis in 1952 and 1956. She was also a national athlete who excelled in different athletics events.
She founded women’s cricket in the country in 1975. She was the sister of former Test fast bowler Farooq Hameed and Major Babar Hameed. Tahira was living in Karachi with her son.