Noted scholar Zahida Zaidi passes away

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Aligarh, Jan 12 (PTI) Noted scholar and playwright ZahidaZaidi passed away at her residence here following a heartattack, family members said today.

She was 82.

Zaidi, who breathed her last yesterday evening, was adistinguished bi-lingual writer in English and Urdu, dramatistand a stage director.

She retired as a Professor of English from Aligarh MuslimUniversity.

She was also closely associated with the drama club atthe varsity with popular actor, Naseeruddin Shah among herbetter known pupils.

Zaidi was the grand daughter of Urdu poet Altaf HussainHali.

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