Zubaida Tariq, renowned Pakistani TV chef has passed away late on Thursday night. Popularly and affectionately known as Zubaida Apa, has left her fans and followers shocked by her unexpected death.
Zubaida Apa, was known in Pakistani households as a font of culinary and housekeeping wisdom. Her cooking show Handi was one of the most watched programmes on Hum TV’s Masala channel. On her show, she would regularly take viewers’ calls to answer their culinary queries and suggest home remedies for problems as wide-ranging as hair-loss to the common flu.
Here’s how the bereaved fans on twitter are responding to the news
RIP Zubeida Apa ; a motherly figure to millions of households. Hers was a life well spent ; positive, kind and so full of life. Saw her interview where she she showed her bangle collection – Nearly 5000 of them. What an iconic figure!
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) January 4, 2018
Zubaida Aapa u were such a motherly soul. Will always remember ur kindness, genuineness and simplicity.
May Allah grant her highest place in Jannah. Ameen pic.twitter.com/USu0d7zwa1
— Dr. Shaista Lodhi (@IamShaistaLodhi) January 4, 2018
An institution has left us and she has created an irreplaceable vacuum. May her soul rest in peace #ZubaidaApa
— Feeha Jamshed (@FeehaJamshed) January 4, 2018
Sad News 🙁
Zubaida Aapa paases away
Sad News , RIP
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) January 4, 2018
RIP Zubaida Apa. The woman with all the secret recipes, ideas & a whole lot of knowledge. And what a wonderful loving woman she was. There have been jokes dedicated to her. She was a brand. She was it.And she will be missed. May Allah grant her the highest darjah in Jannah. Ameen
— Sana Bucha (@sanabucha) January 4, 2018
— Rup Magon (@RupMagon) January 4, 2018
— #Vinod Kumar 🇵🇰 (@Viniii112) January 4, 2018
Some have also shared their personal experiences with Zubaida Apa
Known her since I was a little girl.. she was all heart, always. Rest In Peace Zubaida Khala.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 4, 2018
I remember meeting her and the polite way of her talking. You will be badly missed #ZubaidaApa !! She was not only a famous household name but a legend in every true sense. May your soul rest in peace. Ameen #ZubaidaTariq
— Sania Khan (@sania_khan01) January 4, 2018
Zubaida Aapa’s loss sets heavy upon the nation and she’s a legend who will always be remembered!