Noted Delhi-based author and activist Sadia Dehlvi has handed away at her residence on Wednesday after a protracted battle with most cancers. She was 63.
“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 Irfan Habib.
Ms Dehlvi, who hailed from the royal ‘Shama’ household, edited Bano, an Urdu girls’s journal. Her grandfather, Hafiz Yusuf Dehlvi, based Shama in 1938, which is 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, Ms Dehlvi additionally produced and scripted documentaries and tv programmes, together with “Amma and Family” (1995), starring Zohra Sehgal, a veteran stage actor.
She was an in depth pal and confidante of the late writer Khushwant Singh. Mr 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.”
Mr Singh’s guide “Men and Women in my Life” has Ms Dehlvi’s photograph on its cowl and the guide has a chapter devoted to her.
Ms Dehlvi produced the tv present “Not a Nice man to Know” with Mr Singh interviewing girls from varied fields.
She is survived by her son Arman Ali Dehlvi.
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