Ada Jafri

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Jafarey in 1987

Ada Jafarey (22 August 1924 – 12 March 2015) was a Pakistani poet. She is thought to be as the first major Urdu poet who published as a woman.[1][2] She had been called "The First Lady of Urdu Poetry".[3] She had received awards including from the Government of Pakistan and literary societies of North America and Europe in recognition of her efforts.

Jafarey died in the evening of 12 March 2015 in a hospital in Karachi where she was being treated for a long-illness,[4] at the age of 90.[5][6][7][8]

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  1. Natarajan, Nalini (1996). Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 352. ISBN 9780313287787. 
  2. Mahmood, Khwaja Tariq (2008). Selected Poetry of Women Writers (4 languages) (in Urdu). Star Publications. p. 6. ISBN 9788176503105. 
  3. Mittra, Sangh (2004). Encyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Pakistan. Gyan Publishing House. p. 69. ISBN 9788178351872. 
  4. "Poetess Ada Jafri passes away". ARY News. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. "Poet Ada Jafri is no more". Dawn. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. "Poetess Ada Jafri passes away". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. "Death of the first lady". The News. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  8. "Poetess Ada Jafarey passes away". The Nation. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 

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