KARACHI - Renowned chef and media personality Zubaida Tariq, commonly known as “Zubaida Aapa” was laid to rest at DHA graveyard here on Friday.

Aapa’s funeral prayers were offered at Sultan Mosque in DHA after Friday prayers. A large number of people including Zubaida Tariq family members, celebrities and fans attended funeral prayers and burial.

On the occasion people expressed grief over the demise of country’s‘ beloved chef Zubaida Tariq. Talking to the media men at the funeral prayers, Actor Shakeel (Yousuf Kamal) with tears in his eyes said that he was saddened to know about Zubaida Tariq death.

He said that Zubaida was consider as “Elder Sister” of household across Pakistan due to her suggestions and tips helping women in their domestic activities. “My deepest condolences for her brother Anwar Maqsood and her family, May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul, prayed Shakeel.

On Thursday night, Zubaida took her last breath at the age of 72. Zubaida Tariq brother, Anwar Maqsood informed that her sister had been unwell for some time and was admitted to private hospital after a heart attack on Wednesday night. Zubaida Tariq was born on 4 April 1945 in Hyderabad Deccan into a prominent Urdu-speaking family known for producing littérateurs, intellectuals and artists. Her family migrated to Pakistan in 1947. They settled in Karachi, PIB Colony, where she lived with her five older sisters and 4 brothers.

Zuabida Tariq at the age of 50 made her TV debut in year 1996 in a cooking show. She became a house hold name across the country over her regular culinary advice segments in various TV channels.

Zubaida has ten other siblings, the most notable of whom include Fatima Surayya Bajia – an Urdu novelist and playwright; Zehra Nigah, an Urdu poet; and her brother Anwar Maqsood, who is a popular poet, humorist, writer and entertainer Zubaida’s nephew Bilal Maqsood (Anwar’s son) is a vocalist and guitarist for the pop rock band Strings.