Renowned drama writer Fatima Surayya Bajia passed away at the age of 85 on Wednesday in Karachi, Express News reported.
The veteran writer was the older sister of satirist Anwar Maqsood, poet Zehra Nigah and cooking expert Zubaida Tariq.
She was suffering from throat cancer.
Bajia had been awarded several times for her inimitable contribution to Pakistani television and Urdu literature.
Born on September 1, 1930 in Karnatak, India, she migrated to Pakistan with her family soon after Partition.
Many, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and President Mamnoon Hussain expressed their condolences on the sad demise of the literary figure.