Sadia Dehlvi was an author and columnist who widely wrote about women issues, Islamic spirituality, Delhi's heritage and culture and food. Her surname indicates her bond with Delhi. Her family On this date in 2020 she passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Sadia was a devotee of the Chisti order of Sufism and felt blessed to have lived close to the Hazarat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah. Having lived in different parts of Delhi and having grown up in a family of writers and thinkers, she is an embodiment of Delhi's immaculate culture and heritage. As a food aficionado, her dastarkhwan was an immersive affair.
She was so full of life and a great human being. Her lively aura was such that every one who met her was left besotted. In 2019 we had the privilege of meeting her and discovering the soul of the neighbourhood of Nizamuddin through her eyes. What followed was a wondrous tale of divinity, soul connection, heritage and history from this thriving locality. This also included enchanting accounts about food, way of life and the broad syncretic socio culture scene. On her second death anniversary we pay our respect to one of the greatest raconteur and a true Delhiwala.