Fatima Bhutto Shares an Endearing Photo from Nusrat Bhutto’s Happy Times

Fatima Bhutto Shares an Endearing Photo from Nusrat Bhutto’s Happy Times

Fatima Bhutto shared a photo of her grandmother Nusrat Bhutto with her children when they were still young. Here are the details

Fatima Bhutto, the famous author, is the daughter of Murtaza Bhutto and the  granddaughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Fatima Bhutto lost her father when she was only fourteen. Unfortunately, Fatima Bhutto’s paternal family has seen many assassinations. From her father Murtaza Bhutto to aunt Benazir Bhutto, all very mercilessly murdered in cold blood. Her grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto lost his life to a death sentence in prison. Fatima Bhutto’s paternal grandmother Nusrat Bhutto who saw her three children and husband losing their lives had to go through a lot in her life.

Fatima Bhutto recently shared a photo of her grandmother Nusrat Bhutto smiling with her happy children Benazir Bhutto, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, Mir Shahnawaz Bhutto, and Sanam Bhutto. She shared the picture on her death anniversary. Fatima Bhutto penned down a heartfelt note with the endearing photograph. She wrote,

‘Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my grandmother, Nusrat. She was the most elegant woman I knew, in character and dignity. She endured so many tragedies with courage and grace. On her death anniversary, the world feels lonelier. This is her, long ago, during a happier time.’

Begum Nusrat Bhutto was of Iranian Kurd descent. Her family settled in Karachi after India Pakistan partition from Bombay. She married Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1951 and the two soon moved to Oxford where Zulfiqar Butto was pursuing his education. Nusrat Bhutto stood like a rock with her husband as she worked for the party’s women wing and also bravely faced the death sentence trauma of her husband Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Soon she also lost her youngest son Shahnawaz Bhutto. It was after Mir Murtaza Bhutto’s assassination that she withdrew completely from public life. She was suffering from Alzheimer during her last days and did not even know about the death of her daughter. She breathed her last in Iranian Dubai Hospital on October 23rd, 2011. She was buried by the side of her husband and children in Bhutto family mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh.

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By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out