The father of Dr. Zahida Baqai shifted to Calcutta from Rudawli, Barabanki in the United Provinces, India, in the wake of the 1847 freedom-movement against British Raj. They again migrated to Dhaka after independence in the year of 1947.
Her father, Salimullah Fahmi was a notable (Bengal Civil Service) Officer and held significant posts in the former East Pakistan as well as in the federal Government set up. Salimullah Fahmi was a man of several interests: Intellect, Administrator, Social worker, Tranquil, proficient in Urdu, Bengali and English, broadcaster and a poet of standing. Fahmi Health Education Centre bears his name.
Mrs. Zahida Baqai gained her MBBS degree from Dhaka Medical College and completed her house job in Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre, Karachi city. She then proceeded to England and acquired her MRCOG. After come back from U.K. she got married to Dr. F.U. Baqai. For 6 year also served in the Pakistan Navy as gynecologist (CMP). After that in recognition of her meritorious accomplishments in the medical field, she earned the prestigious honor of being elected FRCOG.
She is the pioneer in the field of IVF in Pakistan and she developed Baqai Institute of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences. Dr. Zahida Baqai, besides establishing her own talent and skill, inherited quite a few qualities of her father, which assist her in managing the affairs of the several projects with efficiency. She is writer book of “Social Obstetrics” a Millinium Goal for Women. She is also writer of H.O. pocket book.