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Zubaida Tariq passed away in Karachi

Zubaida Tariq passed away in Karachi

The chef has left behind a son and a daughter.

Zubaida Tariq alias Zubaida Aapa was famous for her handy culinary and housekeeping hints (totkas).

Family sources have confirmed that Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, is no more and her funeral prayers will take place after Jumma prayers in Defence Housing Authority's (DHA) Sultan Masjid.

Her death flooded social media with condolence messages in which prominent personalities, politicians, writers, poets and actors expressed grief and sorrow over her demise. She was a household name, thanks to her wonderful expertise in cooking.

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With a formal-sounding name, Mrs Zubaida Tariq, Apa, made her TV debut back in 1996 when she was in her 50s. Her brother Anwar Maqsood is also one of the leading satirists of the country.

Of late, Zubaida was working with Masala TV and her cooking programme "Handi" had been the most watched cooking show of Pakistan.

"I know people will remember me well", she once said.

Zubaida Tariq was born on 4 April 1945 in Hyderabad Deccan, and died on January 5, 2018 at the age of 72 years in Karachi after a brief illness.


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