Famous 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.
“Unhappy to listen to in regards to the tragic demise of Sadia Dehlvi, a well-known cultural determine of Delhi, a pricey pal and an exquisite human being. Relaxation 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 e-book on Delhi’s culinary historical past in 2017, titled “Jasmine & Jinns: Reminiscences and Recipes of My Delhi”.
A girl of many abilities, Ms Dehlvi additionally produced and scripted documentaries and tv programmes, together with “Amma and Household” (1995), starring Zohra Sehgal, a veteran stage actor.
She was a detailed pal and confidante of the late creator Khushwant Singh. Mr Singh devoted his e-book “Not a Good Man to Know” to her.
He wrote, “To Sadia Dehlvi, who gave me extra affection and notoriety than I deserve.”
Mr Singh’s e-book “Males and Ladies in my Life” has Ms Dehlvi’s photograph on its cowl and the e-book has a chapter devoted to her.
Ms Dehlvi produced the tv present “Not a Good man to Know” with Mr Singh interviewing girls from varied fields.
She is survived by her son Arman Ali Dehlvi.
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