Noor Inayat Khan to be the first Asian and Muslim woman to get honoured with historic blue plaque

28th August 2020   •   article

by Barfi Culture Team | Twitter: @barfi_culture.
Credit: English Heritage
World War 2 hero Noor Inayat Khan will become the first South Asian and Muslim woman to be honoured with a historic blue plaque, it was announced today.

London’s famous blue plaques scheme was started in 1866 and is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the world. Across the capital, the famous blue plaques honour notable men and women who have lived or worked in buildings.

Noor Inayat Khan was Britain's first Muslim war heroine in Europe and was posthumously awarded the George Cross in 1949.

You can read more about her life on the English Heritage site.

Author and journalist Shrabani Basu, who wrote a book on Khan called 'Spy Princess', was a lead campaigner for her to be recognised more widely.
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