KARACHI: Renowned chef and media personality Zubaida Tariq, who passed away in Karachi late Thursday night after a brief illness, was laid to rest today (Friday) in Karachi.
She was 72 years old. She is survived by a son and a daughter.
Her funeral prayer was offered at Sultan Mosque in Defence area of Karachi after Jumma prayer. It was attended by people from various walks of life, including those from the showbiz.
She was the sister of famous writers Anwar Maqsood and late Fatima Surayya Bajia.
Zubaida Tariq, fondly known as Zubaida Apa, was famous for her culinary skills and housekeeping advice (totkas). She hosted several widely viewed cooking shows and wrote cookbooks.
Sad to hear of the passing of Zubaida Apa - she introduced our rich culinary traditions to younger generations. She leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.
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Sindh Governor Mohammed Zubair Friday expressed deep grief and sorrow over her demise.
In a message, he offered condolences with Anwar Maqsood, elder brother of the deceased.
The Governor said that Zubaida Apa through Television promoted housekeeping advice and native (desi) treatment methods.
He said that she was a simple lady. Despite being in the limelight of media, the deceased like her eldest sister remained ready to help everyone, he added.
The Governor said that her death has created a vacuum which will take time to fill.
Also, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Zubaida Aapa.
In a message, she said Zubaida Aapa promoted the traditional cookeries and expert household with her unique cooking shows. - Samaa