Walter Mencken 10:06 a.m., Feb. 6
- Community Blog
Ten Years After September 11, 2001
From the mid-1970's through the mid-1990's, Fulano was with an international firm of public accountants based out of Los Angeles. Over the years, there were many, many staff accountants who worked for the firm, and directly for Fulano. One of those accountants was a sweet young lady named Nasima H. Simjee. She was in her mid-20's back then and Fulano remembers she had beautiful dark eyes and a radiant smile. Nasima came from a large family, and had three older sisters and three younger brothers. She immigrated to the United States in 1982, when she was 19-years old.
Nasima left our firm in 1991 and moved back to New York to pursue her MBA degree at Columbia University, and earned it in 1993. After graduation she remained in New York, holding a series of jobs with the Bank of New York, Sanford Bernstein and, ultimately, Nasima was a vice president for global research with Fiduciary Trust Co. She was working at her office in World Trade Center Two on September 11, 2001, and perished. Nasima was 38.
Nasima Hameed Simjee was a Muslim. 31 innocent Muslims died that day.
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