August 29, 1982
|Died||September 21, 2013
|Alma mater||Rhodes University|
|Occupation||Radio Africa Group presenter|
Ruhila Adatia was born and brought up in Kitisuru, Nairobi. She graduated from Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi, and in 2007 from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Since 2007 she had worked for Kenya Radio Africa Group as a news presenter and Rankingshow Kiss 100 moderator for Kiss TV, and Metro East FM, a radio station in Nairobi aimed at Kenyan Asians. Since 2011 she was, together with Kamal Kaur, a moderator of a TV cooking show for children, recorded each month in Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.
She was a member of Kenya's Ismaili Muslim community. In January 2012, she married Ketan Sood, a member of the USAID mission in Nairobi; the wedding took place at the Arya Samaj Temple in Parklands, Nairobi.
She was wounded in the Westgate shopping mall shooting while hosting a cooking competition for children in the centre's rooftop car park, and died on the way to the Aga Khan Hospital. At the time of her death, at the age of 31, she was six or seven months pregnant with her first child.
- Zachary Stieber, "Ruhila Adatia-Sood One of 68 Dead After Terror Attack at Kenya’s Westgate Mall", Epoch Times, 22 September 2013
- "Radio Journalist Ruhila Adatia Killed in Westgate Attack: Her Last Media Update". mwakilishi.com. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
- Mukel, Catherine (15 September 2012). "Kenya: Relative Values - I Had My First Relationship in My 20s, It Was Approved By My Sisters and Friends". The Star. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Ruhila Adatia-Sood
- Article: Kenya mall attack: Indian-origin radio presenter among those killed on ndtv.com
- Article: East FM Radio Presenter And Ruhila Adatia's Close Friend Kamal Kaur Talks About Her Harrowing Ordeal At Westgate! on ghafla.co.ke
- "Kenya buries its dead amid search for bodies and clues". New Straits Times. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
- James Murua, "Kiss TV's Gossip Girl weds", The Star, 9 January 2012
- BBC News - Ruhila Adatia-Sood
- "Kenya standoff: The victims". BBC News. 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- "Documentary 'Terror at the Mall' marks first anniversary of Westgate Mall siege"