A Tribute To Fatima Surayya Bajia

Fatima Surayya Bajia

With the sad demise of Fatima Surayya Bajia, a golden era of Pakistan's literary programs, dramas and Urdu literature has come to an end. Bajia was not only a great Urdu novelist but also a playwright and drama writer of high caliber who mesmerized her readers and viewers with outstanding work.

Born in Hyderabad, India, on September 1, 1930, Bajia received numerous awards including Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz. She was also awarded Japan's highest civil award for her literary accomplishments. 

Although she never attended any school, but her commitment and accomplishments made her an international success and a literary celebrity.  

Her famous works include drama Shama, Afshaan, Aroosa, Ana, Babar, Sassi Punno, etc. She was associated with PTV and Pakistan Radio for a long time. 

Her demise is a great lost for all who loves to read Urdu literature. Her writings introduced many new aspects for the new Urdu writers. She also inducted new concepts in her TV dramas specifically for leading lady roles.  

Bajia's brother Anwar Maqsood

Bajia passed away on February 10, 2016 in Karachi, after a prolong illness. She left behind a legacy of her works and famous siblings Anwar Maqsood, Zehra Nigah and Zubaida Tariq. 


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