Renowned chef and media personality, perhaps the most celebrated household icon, Madam Zubaida Tariq, commonly known as Zubaida Apa passed away last night after a sudden heart failure at the age of 72. The news of her demise sent social media into a wave of shock, ever since.
She inspired millions of Pakistanis by her expertise in many subjects. Without a doubt, Zubaida Apa was an overall institution who taught the nation a good number of household skills and offered advice on such disciplines. Easy to mention, Zubaida Apa was a much sought-after public figure, loved by millions and looked upon by millions for years. Her death is indeed a great loss to the nation, something we would find hard to recover from.
The world reacts to the loss of Zubaida Apa; here are all the tributes that have followed right after the news came out:
Indeed, she was a brand and an icon.
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
— Anoushey Ashraf (@Anoushey_a) January 5, 2018
Condolences to the family of Zubeda Apa. Like millions of Pakistani knew her through television. Always had a very warm and graceful presence. May God bless her soul. pic.twitter.com/m49I0cGP7L
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) January 5, 2018
RIP Zubaida Apa,always full of love & a household name!
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 4, 2018
We have been watching her from our childhood and now it feels like a great loss to all of us.
Saddened to hear about Zubaida Apa.. still remember my mother watching her cooking shows and listening to apas totkas that always worked. May Allah grant her Jannah.
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) January 5, 2018
Known her since I was a little girl.. she was all heart, always. Rest In Peace Zubaida Khala.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 4, 2018
— Dino Ali (@iDinoAli) January 4, 2018
More and more people have come to pay their respects and acknowledge her incredible role in tributes like these.
Just heard that #ZubaidaApa passed away!
She was a desi knowledge machine. People trolled her for her totkas nd her jewelry, tight sarreees but ignored her natural gifted knowledge of treating common health nd household issues.
Salutations, respect & thoughts for the family
— Sadia A. (@DrSadiaA) January 4, 2018
Saddened to learn about Zubaida Apa's death. My deepest condolences to her brother Anwar Maqsood and her family. May Allah bless the departed soul
— Babar Awan (@BabarAwanPK) January 4, 2018
It’s a fact that Pakistanis developed a strong connection with Zubaida Apa. She was outright the primary choice for people in terms of seeking household advice and she definitely helped in different ways. Besides, a video is being circulated all over social media where Zubaida Apa recorded a message for people. Pakistanis are sensationalized by this particular video and many find it as a strong token of her memory.
Zubaida APA recorded this message for the New Years that turned out to be her last. May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by The Leaks Page on Thursday, January 4, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the loss. May the Lord grant her a high rank in Jannah and may her family manage the strength to recover from this loss. Amen.
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