Qurratulain Hyder: Famous Urdu writer passes away

From Zee News:

New Delhi, Aug 21: The author of the ageless classic `Aag ka Darya` and winner of the Jnanpith Award, Qurratulain Haider died on Tuesday morning. She was 80 years old. With Haider ended an era of sensible imagination and deep and thoughtful realism of which she was the pioneering author.


Hyder, Qurrat-ul-Ain (1926-2007) was an Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. Popularly known as “Annie Aapa” among her friends and admirers, she was the daughter of the famous writer Sajjad Haider Yaldram,(1880-1943) . Her mother, Nazr Zahra (later Nazr Sajjad Hyder) (1894-1967) was also a novelist.

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