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Zehra Ali Yavar Jung is an Indian social worker and the founder of Society For Clean Cities (SCC), a non governmental organization working for the welfare of the slum dwellers of Mumbai.[1] She was married to Ali Yavar Jung,[2] a diplomat and a former governor of the State of Maharashtra.[3][4] She also founded the National Society for Clean Cities, a social organization which runs a children's home in Bandra where children from financially poor families are accommodated and their educational, nutritional, medical, vocational, recreational and cultural welfare are looked after.[5][6] She serves as the president of the organization.[7] The Government of India awarded her the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1973, for her contributions to society.[8]

Zehra Ali Yavar Jung
OccupationSocial worker
Known forSocial service
Spouse(s)Ali Yavar Jung
ChildrenBilkees I. Latif
RelativesIdris Hasan Latif (son-in-law)
AwardsPadma Bhushan

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  1. ^ "Bombay slums: City sores". India Today. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ Khushwant Singh (10 February 2003). Truth, Love & A Little Malice. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 271–. ISBN 978-93-5118-135-4.
  3. ^ "Zehra". Best Nick Name Tees. 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ "I do not know what sort of a governor Mr. C. Subramaniam will be". Busybee Forever. 2 February 1990. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "National Society for Clean Cities". Vibha. 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Reverse migration process, urges governor". Times of India. 30 December 2001. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Sunderlal Bahuguna". Times Cintent. 1 March 1987. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.