When on Saturday, Naghma Muhammad Malik, took charge as India’s ambassador in Warsaw, it was a reminder of the Indian Muslim women’s rising aspirations and opportunities available to them to have careers that many women in other countries can’t even dream of.
Naghma Mohammad Malik is a 1991 batch Indian Foreign Service officer. She is India’s ambassador in Poland.
Naghma Mohammad Malik completed her education at St. Stephen's College and Delhi School of Economics. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Master's degree in Economics.
She has served as India's Ambassador to Tunisia and India's High Commissioner to Brunei.
She was born in New Delhi to her Malayalee parents from Kasaragod, Muhammad Habibullah and Solo Bhanu.
When she joined the Foreign Service in 1991 become the first Muslim woman in the IFS.
Her first posting was in Paris in the Indian Mission to UNESCO.
After that she served in various positions in the External Affairs Ministry, especially at the Western Europe Desk, in Delhi.
She has also served as staff officer to Prime Minister IK Gujral. She also has the distinctions of being the first woman Deputy Chief of Protocol (formal) to Prime Minister.