Karachi (Web Desk): Queen of Tips, Zubaida Tariq alias Zubaida Apa on late Thursday breathed her last in a private hospital, her family disclosed.

Zubaida Apa who was famous for her handy culinary and housekeeping hints (totkas). She was a household name, and used to do culinary shows and wrote cookbooks.

According to her family she fell ill and on Wednesday she was admitted to a private hospital night for treatment but could not survive and passed away on January 5, 2018

She was born into an educated family of Hyderabad Deccan in 1945.  Zubaida Apa was the youngest of the 9 siblings.

Renowned playwright (late) Fatima Surayya Bajia was her eldest sister, while she is sister to the noted satirist Anwer Maqsood.

Her family migrated to Karachi in 1948, immediately after the fall of the Hyderabad state, which was invaded by the Indian army on September 11, the day the Quaid-i-Azam died here.