Fathmath Abdulla Latheef, one of the first women in Maldives to work as an air hostess, has passed away at the age of 65.
Fathmath was a trailblazer, counted among the first women to work in the airline hospitality industry in the Maldives as an air hostess at a time women were hesitant to enter the industry due to societal misgivings. Fathmath passed away at the age of 65, and was an inspiration to many young women for her achievements in the field of airline hospitality.
Fathmath Abdulla Latheef is sister to Dr. Ali Latheef, who has been serving on the Maldives' Technical Advisory Group (TAG) under the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) in order to control and mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic across the island nation.
Throughout her life, Fathmath was regarded as an icon and symbol of hope by many young women interested to build careers in the fields of aviation and airline hospitality. Funeral prayers for Fathamth Abdulla Latheef are to be held after Dhuhr on Wednesday at Aasahara Mosque.