Fatima Surayya Bajia, Pride of Performance, was one of the greatest Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. As she passes away at the age of 86, we remember her achievements and contributions to our society. She has been awarded various awards at home and abroad including Japan‘s highest civil award in recognition of her works. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province of Pakistan. Born in Hyderabad, India, she never attended a formal school and all her education took place at home, but instead of that fact holding her back, she was ranked an eminent intellectual, reader and writer. She is an inspiration to the women of Pakistan, especially those who do not receive education and do not believe in themselves and their capabilities. During her life and through her work she stressed on the importance of culture and literature and detested materialism and commercialism. She once said, “In this time of unrest and ugliness, of distrust and mayhem, I want to point out the good in society” and we thank her for that.

“Lack of formal education has never been a barrier in my career because I always

had self-confidence which came from my upbringing.”

–Fatima Surayya Bajia.