Playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away at 85

The veteran writer was suffering from throat cancer

News Desk February 10, 2016
The veteran writer was suffering from throat cancer. PHOTO: FILE

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.

Fatima Surayya Bajia’s biography launched

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.


NKAli | 8 years ago | Reply Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon. Ameen Pakistan and India have culturally and humanely both become poorer. It is indeed with pain and sorrow to read this news. RIP lady! Salams
straightshooter | 8 years ago | Reply Her battle with cancer was longer than most of us actually know....she fought a good fight. RIP.
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