Former BBC and Channel 4 news anchor Tazeen Ahmad died at the age of 48.

The award-winning journalist worked for BBC News, Channel 4 Dispatches and NBC.

Tazeen's brothers confirmed that she had died after fighting cancer and left behind two sons.

In a statement by Aljazeera it said: "We continue to be very proud of everything she has achieved – as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work.

"So many people have been in touch and have noticed that they are able to change people's lives for the better."

Former BBC news anchor Tazeen Ahmad died at the age of 48

They continued, "She was so proud of her two little boys who still remember her loving, kind, smart, caring and beautiful mother.

"She was in an amazing room full of sunflowers, pillows, candles, and an abundance of love when she died, surrounded by her close friends and her family."

Ms. Ahmad was described as "one of the most gifted journalists of her generation".

In a statement posted on Twitter, the Asian Media Awards said: "We are deeply saddened by the death of Tazeen Ahmad, one of the most gifted journalists of her generation, and has left an incredible impression on those in her life. that's what hit them, our sincere condolences to their family, friends and colleagues. "

Ms. Ahmad's former colleagues have given credit for being a "gifted" journalist

Some former colleagues of Ms. Ahmad have also paid tribute.

Rajini Vaidyanathan, South Asia correspondent for BBC News, said: "Tazeen Ahmad has died very sadly, and when I joined BBC 3 News in 2001, she was the facilitator, and she became a mentor and friend, graceful, kind and inspiring There's a lot to see for a brilliant Asian woman, she was a stubborn journalist and a role model. "

Broadcaster Aldi Ray called Ahmad "extraordinary" and said she was "committed to authentic, authentic topics". [had] an amazing ability to tell the stories to a wider audience ".

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Tazeen Ahmad was praised by her former colleagues for her "extraordinary" work

Ahmad began her career as a reporter on BBC Three's Liquid News before switching to 60 Seconds Bulletins and later to News Show.

She also conducted research on programs on a range of topics, from sex gangs, female jihadists, to exposing the beauty industry.

In 2015, Ahmad co-presented the documentary The Truth About Child Sexual Abuse at BBC Two.

She has also written a book about spending half a year obscured at a supermarket checkout.

Away from journalism, Ahmad founded Emotional Intelligence consultancy EQ Matters.