Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq passes away in Karachi after brief illness

KARACHI: Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, passed away on Friday night after a protracted illness, her brother Anwar Maqsood confirmed. She was 72.

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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.

Zubaida Tariq achieved fame doing culinary shows on television and writing cookbooks.

Just by knowing her way around a kitchen, Zubaida Apa had worked her way into the hearts of millions of TV viewers in Pakistan and abroad.

Of late, Zubaida was working with Masala TV and her cooking programme ‘Handi’ had been the most watched cooking show of Pakistan. She covered more than 1000 episodes for the show.

With a formal-sounding name Mrs. Zubaida Tariq, Aapa made her TV debut back in 1996 when she was in her 50s.

Aapa had nine siblings, including playwright Anwar Maqsood, author and poet Zehra Nigah, designer Sughra Kazmi, and the late Fatima Surraiya Bajiya — a drama writer.

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