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‘Honto pay kbhi un k mera naam hi aeay’ fame poetess Ada Jafri passes away


KARACHI: Acclaimed Urdu poetess Ada Jafri passed away after a long illness on Thursday.


Jafri was born in Badayun, British-India, in 1924. She started to write poetry at the age of 13. She migrated to Karachi with her husband after the partition of the subcontinent.
Her real name was Aziz Jahan. She adopted her pen name after marriage.

Ada Jafri’s ‘Main Saaz Dhoondti Rahi’ collection of poems came to market in 1950. Her other poetry books are ‘Shehr-i-Dard’, ‘Ghazala Tum to Waqif Ho’, ‘Harf-i-Shanasai’, ‘Safar Baqi’.


Ada Jafri also wrote her autobiography with the name of ‘Jo Rahi so Bekhabri Rahi’.

The Government of Pakistan gave Jafri, the Pride of Performance Award for Literature in 2002.

Honto pay kbhi un k mera naam hi aeay:
Lyrics: Ada Jafri
Singer: Ustad Amanat Ali

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  1. Doubt less Ada jaffery was well known poetess once I heard about her illness and now she is no more its a great loss for urdu poetry may Allah give her soul In eternal peace

  2. Great Poet, Great Singer, Nice Lyrics May Allah bless all of them

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