She was the master of conveying emotion through her words! She was the legend and Google is paying tribute to her on her 88th birthday. Yes, we are talking about Fatima Surayya Bajia! Her plays are classic and we feel blessed that Pakistan have such talented figures who inspire others to take risks.
As I opened the homepage, there is a doodle of a Lady writing something and there is something vaguely similar like I have seen her before. So I clicked the doodle and it appeared that Google is paying homage to Fatima Surayya Bajia! Now I know, as the 90’s kids we saw her dramas on PTV and trust me they were the best. They just don’t make them like those anymore!
When her plays were aired, meetings were postponed and people close their shops early! This was the hype of her dramas. Google is paying tribute to this legendary Pakistani novelist and playwright with its doodle feature. Today marked 88th birthday of Fatima Surayya Bajia and the Google doodle is acing the tribute game (Remember when Google pay homage to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Mehdi Hassan).
Fatima Surayya Bajia wrote 300 plays!
She is reported to have written approximately 300 plays! Her plays mainly focused on culture, history, children, and women. She was one of the first to focus on this arena and she is valued for her insight and command over the cultural scenario of Pakistan. She lived a difficult life as she raised her nine siblings on her own! She was able to feel the pain, the sufferings, and communicate the social complexities! Her plays were relatable and they reflect the stories of every other house.
Fatima Surayya Bajia is one of the pioneering playwrights of PTV. She was an inspiration for many as she was able to put her heart and soul in the play. She led the way for other women and set the example that they can work in the field of drama.
There must be something in the genes because the family produced icons including Anwar Maqsood, Zubaida Tariq and Zehra Nigah. She won numerous awards, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1996 for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan. In 2012, she was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan. She was also given the highest civil award of Japan. She left us on 10th February, 2016 at the age of 85!