Renowned Urdu poetess Ada Jafarey passes away at 90

13 Mar, 2015 12:34 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Renowned Urdu poetess Ada Jafarey passed away after a long illness here on Thursday. She was 90.

Jafarey was born in Badayun, UP, India, on August 20, 1924. She migrated to Karachi with her husband after the partition of the subcontinent.

Her real name was Aziz Jahan. Though she wrote in different genres of literature, including the short story and free verse, she was primarily known as a ghazal writer.

She published six books — ‘Main Saaz Dhoondti Rahi’, ‘Shehr-i-Dard’, ‘Ghazala Tum To Waqif Ho’, ‘Harf-i-Shanasai’, ‘Safar Baqi’ and ‘Jo Rahi Sau Be Khabari Rahi’, an autobiography.

She was the recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance in 2002.

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