KARACHI: Pakistan’s most popular cooking expert Zubaida Tariq passed away in Karachi on Friday after brief illness, ARY News reported on Friday.
Family sources have confirmed that Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, is no more and her funeral prayers will take place after Jumma prayers in Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) Sultan Masjid.
Born into an educated in family of Hyderabad Deccan in 1945, Zubaida was youngest of 9 siblings which include late playwright Fatima Surraya Bajiya and noted satirist Anwer Maqsood.
The family sailed to Karachi on September 18, 1948, immediately after the fall of the Hyderabad state, which was invaded by the Indian army on September 11, the day the Quaid-i-Azam died here.
Zubaida Tariq was famous for her handy culinary and housekeeping hints and gave credit of her skills to having grown up in a joint family.
Zubaida Tariq’s recipes were not just famous in Pakistan but they were admired throughout the world.
Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq, lovingly known as Zubaida Aapa, passed away on Friday night after a protracted illness.She achieved fame doing culinary shows on television and writing cookbooks. ‘Zubaida Aapa’ became a household name across #Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/ObVSUrTeOp
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) January 5, 2018
Deeply saddened by the news of passing away of renowned chef & a great human being Zubaida Apa. She was a household name, thanks to her amazing expertise in cooking. May Allah Almighty bless her soul in peace and grant patience to her family!
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 4, 2018