In a first, Kerala woman appointed as Indian Consul in Jeddah
Jeddah: A Malayali woman has been appointed as the Indian Consulate Consul in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Kozhikode native Hamna Mariyam will take charge as the consul by December.
Hamna is appointed as the new consul of Commercial and Press, Information and Culture in the Indian Consulate. She will be replacing Moin Akhtar to the post. An IFS officer of 2017 batch, Hamna is presently working in the Indian Embassy in Paris.
An alumna of Ramjas College in Delhi, Hamna Mariyam had also worked as English lecturer at Farookh College in Kozhikode. She joined IFS after clearing the civil service with 28th rank. Hamna is the second Malayali Muslim woman to join IFS and first woman consul from Kerala to be appointed in Indian Consulate in Jeddah.
Hamna is daughter of Dr. T. P. Ashraf, Superintendent of IMCH at Kozhikode Medical College and Dr. P. V. Jouhara, physiologist at Kozhikode Medical College. She is married to Muzammil Khan, a Telangana cadre IAS officer and son of former Hyderabad police chief A. K. Khan.