Zubaida Tariq Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Karachi
Death Date: 04/01/2018
Age: 72 Years

Zubaida Tariq

NicknameZubaida Aapa
Profession Pakistani Chef
AwardLifetime Achievement Award at the APRA Awards (2019)
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 April 1945 (Wednesday)
BirthplaceHyderabad, India
Date of Death4 January 2018
Place of DeathKarachi, Pakistan
Age (at the time of death) 72 Years
Death CauseHeart Attack
Zodiac signAries
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Husband/SpouseTariq Maqsood (Worker at Lever Brothers)
ChildrenSon- Hussain Tariq (Painter, Chef)
Zubaida Tariq's son
Daughter- Shaha Tariq
Zubaida Tariq's daughter
ParentsFather- Ghulam Qadir (Deceased) (Writer, Journalist)
Mother- (Deceased)
SiblingsBrothers- Anwar Maqsood (Actor, Writer, Humourist), Ahmed Maqsood (Deceased) (Government Officer), Amir Maqsood Hameedi
Sisters- Fatima Surayya Baija (Novelist, Playwright), Sughra Kazmi (Fashion Designer), Sara Naqvi (Deceased) (Fashion Designer), Zehra Nigah (Urdu Poet)
Other RelativesBilal Maqsood (Musician, Painter) (Nephew)
Imrana Maqsood (Writer) (Sister-in-Law)
FoodDaal, Keema with Rice, Chutni Papadi
FlowersJasmine, Motia, Cestrum Nocturnum
ColourOff-White, Black

Some Lesser Known Facts About Zubaida Tariq

  • In 1948, Zubaida Tariq moved to Karachi, Pakistan with her family full of literates.
  • At the time of their migration, Zubaida and her family had more than 50,000 books in their luggage.
  • In 1953, Zubaida’s father passed away which made her and her 3 sisters take up the responsibility to make an earning and run their household.
  • In 1954, she met her first cousin Tariq Hussain when he came to stay over at his auntie’s (dad’s sister) house. Tariq’s mother used to like Zubaida a lot. She expressed her feelings about making Zubaida her daughter-in-law which happened in 1966 when Zubaida was 21 years old.
  • When she got married she didn’t know how to cook a single thing. She didn’t even know how to cook plain rice.
  • Zubaida Tariq learnt cooking after her marriage and the first ever dish she made at her in-laws was curry which she later had to dump because she made it in a wrong way.
  • She learnt all the cooking by herself. Zubaida Tariq started her career at the age of 50 when most people retired, she started gaining fame and she also succeeded.
  • Her husband used to host parties at home where more than 100-200 people were invited and Zubaida used to cook for them.
  • At one of her house parties, she was offered a job at a food advisory service named ‘Dalda Advisory’ by a guest who was impressed with her cooking skills.
  • In 1996, the day her husband Tariq got retired from the British manufacturing company ‘Lever Brothers,’ she was appointed to the office; of the Dalda Advisory.
  • The Tandoori recipe that Dalda Advisory had was for about 26.5 hours. Zubaida made it from 26.5 to half an hour which was a major achievement for her.
  • She worked at Dalda Advisory for 1.5 years. She placed 5 Daal Masalay into 1 packet because, for just 1 Daal Masala, no one was going to spend Rs. 27.
  • The packet of Daal Masala used to contain only one cup of masala in quantity. Zubaida made the packet bigger so that it can be used in more than one type of Daal. This idea was loved by the heads of the company as well as the consumers widely.
  • Zubaida Tariq was able to make any kind of food by just tasting it once either a Pakistani, Continental, Chinese or any kind of dish.
  • Zubaida Tariq was the first celebrity cook in Pakistan who appeared on numerous TV shows and she was also known for her totkas (lifehacks).
  • In the 1990s, Zubaida Tariq became part of the Pakistani cookery show titled ‘Dalda Ka Dastarkhwan’ where she used to showcase her cooking skills with different dishes.
  • In 2005, she wrote a cookery book titled ‘From Zubeida Tariq’s Kitchen by Zubaida Tariq.’

    The poster of the cookery book titled 'From Zubeida Tariq's Kitchen' (2005) which was written by Zubaida Tariq

    The poster of the cookery book titled ‘From Zubeida Tariq’s Kitchen’ (2005) which was written by Zubaida Tariq

  • In 2010, she released a book based on her lifehacks titled ‘Hansta Basta Ghar (Totkay Aur Tips).’

    The poster of the book titled 'Hansta Basta Ghar (Totkay Aur Tips' which was written by Zubaida Tariq (2010)

    The poster of the book titled ‘Hansta Basta Ghar (Totkay Aur Tips’ which was written by Zubaida Tariq (2010)

  • In 2013, Zubaida Tariq published her cookery book titled ‘Handi By Zubaida Tariq.’

    The poster of the book titled 'Handi By Zubaida Tariq' (2013)

    The poster of the book titled ‘Handi By Zubaida Tariq’ (2013)

  • In 2014, she started her own cooking show titled ‘Handi with Zubaida Tariq’ which was premiered on the Urdu food-based TV channel ‘Hum Masala’ (now known as ‘Masala TV’).
  • Zubaida worked with and appeared on ARY Digital for 1.5 years.
  • She did 120 programs with the Pakistani journalist Sajid Hussain, 120 morning programs with actress Nadia Hussain, and about 450 shows with actress Kiran.
  • Zubaida also made an appearance on FM 107 with a show called ‘Aik Mukammal Ghar.’