Pakistani renowned drama writer and intellectual Fatima Suriya Bajia dies in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned Pakistani play writer and intellectual Fatima Suriya Bajia died at the age of 85 due to prolonged illness in Karachi.


As per details, Fatima Suriya was born in Indian city of Hyderabad Dakan in September, 1930. She migrated to Pakistan with her family after partition. Fatima was also sister of renowned intellectual and senior TV actor Anwar Maqsood.


She wrote several Dramas for TV, Radio and Stage while her prominent dramas include “Shama”, “Afshan”, “Aroosa”, ‘Ana” and “Tasveer”.


She also wrote intellectual programs for children. She was conferred with pride of performance award by Pakistani government in 1997 while she was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2012 by government.


Fatima was awarded with several national and international awards which include the highest civil award of Japan.


Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah, Governor Ishrat ul Ibad and others expressed their grief over the death of Fatima Suriya and said that she was an asset of Pakistan.