Chitra Ghosh

IFUWA lost a stalwart this morning in Professor Chitra Ghosh, one of the pillars of IFUWA and University Women’s Association Calcutta.

Daughter of Sarat Chandra Bose and niece of Subhas Chandra Bose, she brought to IFUWA her tremendous energy to work for the benefit of those underprivileged women who needed education empowerment which would facilitate their dignified survival. Her strong educational background helped her innovate policies and strategies for the best to happen to women’s upliftment.

Past president of UWAC / IFUWA and the then IFUW, she has left her footprints on the sands of time. She was a competent organiser who was an asset to every committee in which she served.

Chitra Ghosh was an international figure who had attended multiple conferences all over the world. In 2013 at the Istanbul Conference, she instituted an award, ‘The Best Project Award for Empowering Women’, which has a citation and a cash award of USD 1000.

Elegant and gracious, a much-loved, kind and multifaceted lady, her contributions to all the associations will always be remembered.

Chitradi, as she was fondly called, will be dearly missed by all who knew her well.

A legend has passed away.

IFUWA lost one of its senior members, Mrs Tannaz Tarapore on November 15, 2020.

Mrs Tarapore was associated with IFUWA for many years. She had been the Past Hon. Secretary, Past Convener – Constitution Advisory Committee for IFUWA.

Tannaz had been a member of Women Graduates Union (WGU), Mumbai, India for more than 40 years. She served on WGU’s Managing Committee and several other Committees for many years. She had been the President, Vice President and Association Representative for WGU.

Tannaz was the first qualified woman Chartered Accountant in Mumbai and had worked in the Corporate sector in senior positions for many years.

Mrs Tarapore had also been associated with Maharashtra State Women's Council (MSWC) and Zonta International Club and had worked in senior capacities in these NGOs as well.

Tannaz Tarapore was source of inspiration and a valuable mentor for many younger members of IFUWA and WGU.

Tannaz Tarapore