KARACHI: Fifth death anniversary of noted drama writer and literary person Fatima Surayya Bajia is being observed on Wednesday (today).
She was born in Indian city Hyderabad Deccan on Sept 1, 1930 and after establishment of Pakistan she migrated to Karachi. She was a sister of famous writer Anwar Maqsood.
Fatima Bajia not only wrote dramas for TV but radio as well and her famous dramas included Shama, Afshan, Uroosa, Ana and Tasweer. Contrary to the recent dramas, she portrayed blood relations in these dramas extremely beautifully.
Baji wrote memorable plays on social issues that people could not forget for a long time and which are still etched on their minds.
Most of Bajia’s family members have been associated with writing and literature who have also achieved prominence. She herself became a part of the television industry in 1960.
She was awarded the Tamgha Baraye Husn e Karkardagi and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan for her outstanding services in the field of literature while Japan also conferred upon her its highest civilian honor.
Fatima had passed away on February 10, 2016 in Karachi due to illness.