Acclaimed Urdu poetess Ada Jafri passed away after a long illness on Thursday.
Jafri was born in Badayun, British-India, in 1924. She started to write poetry at the age of 13. She migrated to Karachi with her husband after the partition of the subcontinent.
Her real name was Aziz Jahan. She adopted her pen name after marriage.
Ada Jafri’s ‘Main Saaz Dhoondti Rahi’ collection of poems came to market in 1950. Her other poetry books are ‘Shehr-i-Dard’, ‘Ghazala Tum to Waqif Ho’, ‘Harf-i-Shanasai’, ‘Safar Baqi’.
Ada Jafri also wrote her autobiography with the name of ‘Jo Rahi so Bekhabri Rahi’.
The Government of Pakistan gave Jafri, the Pride of Performance Award for Literature in 2002.
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