The legendary fictional writer Razia Butt passed away on October 4, 2012 at Wazirabad. She was 89 years old.
She was the most popular non-film writer in movies. Some big movies like Naila (1965), Saiqa (1968), Aneela (1969), Noreen (1970), Khalish (1972), Pyasa (1973) and Mohabbat Ho To Aisi (1989) were based on her novellas.
Born Razia Niaz in Rawalpindi in 1924, she spent most of her childhood in Peshawar. Her name first appeared in a literary journal around 1940 when she was in her teens. Married in 1946, Razia Butt resumed writing in 1950s after a break of some years. She was later hailed as one of the prolific writers of her time, with some 50 novels and 350 short stories to her credit. She also wrote many radio plays.