Filmmaker Sadia Dehlvi passes away at 63 in New Delhi

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Famous Delhi-based author and activist Sadia Dehlvi, who extended battle with most cancers, has handed away at her dwelling. She was 63 and is survived by her son Arman Ali Dehlvi. Dehlvi hailed from the royal ‘Shama’ household. Shama was based in 1938 by her grandfather Hafiz Yusuf Dehlvi. 

Sadia’s fame additionally got here from her ebook on Delhi’s culinary historical past in 2017 which is titled, Jasmine & Jinns: Memories and Recipes of My Delhi. She was a well known meals critic and understood the nuances of the culinary world. Following her dying, distinguished historian Irfan Habib tweeted, “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.” 

She was born in Delhi to Yunus Dehlvi and lived in Shama Ghar in New Delhi. In 2009, Sadia printed her ebook on Sufism with the title Sufism: The coronary heart of Islam. The similar was printed by Harper Collins Publishers. Her second ebook additionally focussed on Sufism and was titled The Sufi Courtyard: Dargahs of Delhi. It detailed historical past and relevance of Delhi’s Sufi tradition. Sadia additionally edited Bano, an Urdu ladies’s journal for the Shama Group. 

Dehlvi was an in depth friend and confidante of the favored late writer Khushwant Singh. In truth, Singh devoted the ebook Not a Nice Man to Know to Sadia and wrote: “To Sadia Dehlvi, who gave me more affection and notoriety than I deserve.” Following the discharge of the ebook, Dehlvi additionally produced a tv present with the late writer interviewing ladies from all walks of life. 

Sadia Dehlvi was married to a Pakistani, Reza Pervaiz in 1990, with whom she had a son, Armaan in 1992. She stayed in Karachi alongside together with her husband. Their marriage lasted for 12 years and led to divorce after Pervaiz emailed her ‘Talaq’ thrice. She remarried later to 45-year-old Sayyed Karamat Ali. The two met at Hazrat Shah Farhad, a Sufi shrine current in Delhi. Sadia was prominently recognized for her work and continues to be an inspiration to many writers and poets. 

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