Fatima Surayya Bajia was a well known drama writer, renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan). She was awarded various awards at home and abroad including Japan’s highest civil award in recognition of her works. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh . Bajia had been awarded several times for her inimitable contribution to Pakistani television and Urdu literature. She was a well-known personality in social welfare, literary Radio, TV and Stage. She was writing for PTV Centres Islamabad and Lahore since beginning of the channel. One of ten children, her other siblings include: Anwar Maqsood, Zehra Nigah, Zubaida Tariq (cooking expert) and Mrs Kazmi, a famous dress designer. Bajia first got involved with PTV in 1960’s when her flight to Karachi had been delayed and she came to PTV Islamabad station for a visit. Director Agha Nasir hired her and Bajia made her debut in 1966 by acting in one of his plays. She began writing afterwards. On 22 May 2012, the biography of Bajia titled Apki Bajia (Your’s Bajia) written by Syeda Iffat Hasan Rizvi after six years of research was released.
The great lady was under treatment after suffering from paralysis and she was under treatment after suffering from paralysis. She passed away passed away yesterday(10/February/
Story By Mohammad Ali(Team PS)
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