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
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.
Saddened to hear of Fatima Suriya Bajia’s death. She made a major contribution to the development of modern drama. May Allah bless her soul
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 10, 2016
Sad news abt d death of Fatima Surayya Bajia
Nation lost one more star
U always live in our hearts
— ⭐Ahmad’s sweeto Fan⭐ (@Sanashoukat3) February 11, 2016
Fatima Surayya Bajia was an institution of Pakistan literature and culture..Her immeasurable legacy will haunt all of us to keep it alive..
— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) February 11, 2016
Sadden to hear about passing of Miss. Fatima Surayya Bajia, Pakistan industry have lost another star. Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/nLOfGrNd4C
— Farishta Naureen PTI (@iamExPMLN) February 11, 2016
— Siraj Wahab (@sirajwahab) February 10, 2016
MQM founder leader Altaf Hussain express heartfelt condolences over demise of Legend drama writer & intellectual Fatima Surayya Bajia.
— Mustafa Azizabadi (@azizabadi) February 10, 2016
Fatima Surayya Bajia was an Icon of Pakistan TV Industry. Elder Sister of Anwar Maqsood & Zubaida Aapa. She will b missed. #RIP
— Aadersh H. Malghani (@Baloch_Insafian) February 10, 2016
RIP Fatima Surayya Bajia, one of the incredible women #Pakistan has produced. Her death marks the end of an era.
— Maleeha Manzoor (@MaleehaManzoor) February 10, 2016
What a huge loss. Renowned Urdu novelist Fatima Surayya Bajia passed away!
— Qalandar! (@AngryPakistan) February 10, 2016