Google has changed its logo to a doodle of famed novelist and playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia on her 88th birthday, which falls on September 1. She was the sister of comedian and author Anwar Maqsood.
Fatima Surayya Bajia Got Japan’s highest civil award in recognition of her works
She was born in the Indian Hyderabad in September 1930. Then she migrated to Pakistan alongside her family after the partition of the sub-continent in 1947. Despite the lack of a proper degree, she extensively studied Arabic, Persian, English, and Urdu literature and history. Moreover, at the same time, she looked after her younger siblings after their father and grandfather passed away.
She got many awards nationally and internationally including Japan’s highest civil award in recognition of her works. She remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province in Pakistan. Moreover, she was a member of the managing committee of the Arts Council of Pakistan. She died on 10 February 2016 in Karachi, Pakistan,
Alphabet Inc’s Google often commemorates notable personalities and occasions with special logos called ‘Doodles’. It has previously paid tribute to legendary musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, pop queen Nazia Hassan, philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, and Shehenshah-e GhazlMehdi Hassan on their birthdays.