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Sajida Zaidi
Poet
--: Biography of Sajida Zaidi :--

Prof Sajida Zaidi  was born on May 18, 1927 at Meerut (UP). She was a descendant of Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali. She did BA B.Ed from AMU and M Phil from London. Sajida Zaidi joined as a lecturer in 1955 and retired as Professor in 1986. She wrote half-a-dozen collection of poetry, two books of dramas and several books in English also. She died on March 9, 2011 at Dubai. Her body was flown to Aligarh, where she was laid to rest on March 11, 2011. The two sisters – Sajida Zaidi and Zahida Zaidi – were extremely talented. Both the sisters were teaching in Aligarh Muslim University  Their names remained inseparable all through their lives and incidentally, both died one another after this year. On January 7, 2010 they jointly got Bahadur Shah Zafar award of Delhi Urdu Academy. Her books on criticism include Talaash-e-Baseerat and Guzargah-e-Khayal while her books of poetry are: Parda Hai Saaz Ka, Subul-e-Wujood and Aatish Zer-e-Pa. Her last address was: Sajida Zaidi, Doodhpur, Aligarh-202002.

 
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