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Noted playwright and writer Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away

KARACHI: Renowned Urdu writer Fatima Surayya Bajiya passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday evening, ARY News reported.

She was born in Indian city of Hyderabad on September 1st, 1930. She arrived in Pakistan after the partition of the sub-continent.


Renowned drama writer Fatima Surraiya Bajiya… by arynews
Fatima Surayya Bajiya was a dominant figure in Pakistani literature. She wrote dramas, novels and stage dramas and also produced children programs as well.

Bajia did not acquire any formal education and did her studies at home.

She was hired by Agha Nasir in 1960 when she arrived at PTV Islamabad after her flight to Karachi was delayed. She went on to write several masterpieces which included Shama, Aroosa, Afshaan, Tareekh-o-Tamseel, Aagahi and Zeenat. Her dramas are still watched today by the masses.

Apart from her literary works, she also served as the adviser to Sindh chief minister once.

Her siblings included Anwar Maqsood, Zubaida Tariq and Zehra Nigah.

Fatima Surayya Bajiya was honored with many national and international awards. She was awarded the Pride of Performance award in 1996 along with prestigious Hilal-e-Imtiaz award in 2012.

Fatima Surayya Bajiya trends on Twitter in Pakistan

Following her death, Pakistani Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and paid homage to the great writer for her brilliance.

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