Sadia Dehlvi dies at 63; Delhi loses its favorite story-teller

New Delhi, August 6 

Noted Delhi-based author and activist Sadia Dehlvi has handed away after a protracted battle with most cancers. She was 63.

Sadia was admitted to a metropolis hospital not too long ago the place she was present process remedy. She died at her residence on Wednesday.

“Sad to hear about the tragic demise of Sadia Dehlvi, a well known cultural figure of Delhi, a dear friend and a wonderful human being. Rest in Peace,” tweeted eminent historian S Irfan Habib.

Sadia, who hailed from the royal ‘Shama’ household, edited Bano, an Urdu girls’s journal. Her grandfather, Hafiz Yusuf Dehlvi, based in 1938 Shama, an iconic Urdu movie and literary month-to-month.

A well known meals connoisseur, she wrote a guide on Delhi’s culinary historical past in 2017, titled “Jasmine & Jinns”: Memories and Recipes of My Delhi”.

A lady of many abilities, Sadia additionally produced and scripted documentaries and tv programmes, together with “Amma and Family” (1995), starring Zohra Sehgal, a veteran stage actor.

She was a detailed good friend and confidante of the late creator Khushwant Singh. Singh devoted his guide “Not a Nice Man to Know” to her.

He wrote, “To Sadia Dehlvi, who gave me more affection and notoriety than I deserve.” Singh’s guide “Men and Women in my Life” has Sadia’s photograph on its cowl and the guide has a chapter devoted to her.

Sadia produced the tv present “Not a Nice man to Know” with Singh interviewing girls from numerous fields.

She is survived by her son Arman Ali Dehlvi. PTI 

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