Samina Raja

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Date of Birth September 11, 1961
Place of Birth Pakistan
Date of Death Oct 30, 2012 (51)
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Samina Raja was a Pakistani Urdu poet, writer, editor, translator, educationist and broadcaster. She lived in Islamabad, Pakistan, and worked in the National Language Authority as a subject specialist.

Born: Sept 11, 1961, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: Oct 30, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan
Occupation: Poet, Editor, Educationist, Broadcaster
Nationality: Pakistani
Ethnicity: Urdu
Education: Master of Arts
Genre: Ghazal, Nazm, Nasr
Subject: Literature
Notable works: Aur Wisal, Parikhana, Dil e Laila, Ishqabad
Children: Daniall, Jeehad, Ehed

About Samina Raja

Pakistani Urdu-language poet, author, translator, and editor whose best-known works include Aur Wisal, Dil e Laila, and Parikhana.

Before Fame

She studied Urdu literature at Punjab University. She began writing poetry in the early 1970s.


She worked as a broadcaster for a Pakistani television program called "Urdu Adab Mein Aurat Ka Kirdar" ("The Role of Women in Urdu Literature").

Family Life

She had three sons: Daniall, Ehed, and Jeehad. She died of cancer at the age of fifty-one.


She and Ehsan Sehgal were both Urdu-language poets.

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  • Pakistani women writers
  • Pakistani academics
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Latest information about Samina Raja updated on October 30, 2020.

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