Ada Jafarey

Ada Jafarey, widely recognized as the First Lady of Urdu poetry, was born in Badayun, UP, India on August 22, 1924 and was named Aziz Jehan by her mother

About Ada Jafarey

Ada Jafarey, widely recognized as the First Lady of Urdu poetry, was born in Badayun, UP, India on August 22, 1924 and was named Aziz Jehan by her mother. Her poetic quest, which spans over seven decades, started when she wrote her first verse at the age of 9 years. Poetry handwritten by her in her first bayaz dated back to when she was 13 years old is still preserved.

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ABOUT THE FAMILY

Ada married Nurul Hasan Jafarey on January 29, 1947 in Lucknow, India. Nurul Hasan Jafarey, a Civil Servant. Nurul Hasan Jafarey himself had a literary bent and was a frequent contributor to both Urdu and English newspaper columns. He also served as the President of the Anjuman-e-Taraqi-e-Urdu. Nurul Hasan, a major inspiration to Ada’s writing, passed away on December 3, 1995.