Tahia Kazem

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Tahia Kazem
Tahia and Gamal Abdel Nasser in their wedding in 1944
First Lady of Egypt
In role
June 23, 1956 – September 28, 1970
President Gamal Abdel Nasser
Preceded by Aziza M. Labib
Succeeded by Jehan Sadat
Personal details
Born (1920-03-01)March 1, 1920
Cairo, Egypt
Died March 25, 1992(1992-03-25) (aged 72)
Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Gamal Abdel Nasser (m. 1944-1970; his death)
Religion Shia Muslim

Tahia Kazem (Arabic: تحية كاظم‎‎) (1 March 1920[1] – 25 March 1992) was the First Lady of Egypt from 23 June 1956 to 28 September 1970.[1] She married former President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1944. The couple had 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys.

Kazem's parents were of Iranian descent. Nasser received the approval of her father before their marriage in 1944.[2]


Foreign honour[edit]


  1. ^ a b Raafat, Samir (2007-03-14). "The changing role of the first ladies". Al-Ahram. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ Raafat, Samir (March 2005). "Egypt's First Ladies: Women Whose Husbands Ruled The Realm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1965." (PDF). 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Aziza M. Labib
First Lady of Egypt
Succeeded by
Jehan Sadat