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Why did you not write your own obit Hasanat sahib?

The ustaad of ustaads who mentored generations of journalists

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October 9, 2019


Former diplomat Jamsheed Marker passes away

Former diplomat Jamsheed Marker passed away in Karachi on Thursday. He was 95 years old. Marker has represented Pakistan in a diplomatic capacity for over three decades in more than a dozen countries. He has the distinction of serving in more countries than any other diplomat. He was Pakistan’s envoy to the US in 1986…

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June 21, 2018


Creator of Grave of the Fireflies, Isao Takahata, dies at 82

TOKYO: Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who co-founded Studio Ghibli and was best known for his work “Grave of the Fireflies”, has died aged 82, the studio said on Friday. The winner of many awards domestically and internationally, Takahata was considered one of the greats of Japanese animated film and is often linked with…

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April 6, 2018


Obituary: Asma Jahangir, you gave us hope

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: If you are born and raised in Pakistan and have even an iota of political awareness, you are most likely to suffer from depression. Asking for your basic human rights is a struggle in itself. However, for people like me who have been raised during the dictatorship of General Musharraf, there…

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February 11, 2018


Obituary: Pakistan mourns loss of the legendary Munnu Bhai

NEWS DESK: The journalistic fraternity of Pakistan along with every other lover of literature and poetry is currently mourning the demise of one of the most principled upholders of humanity, Munnu Bhai, who passed away this morning in Lahore. Munnu Bhai’s real name was Munir Ahmed Qureshi. The renowned columnist and poet was born in…

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January 19, 2018


Profile: Air Marshal Asghar Khan

Former Air Chief Air Marshal Asghar Khan passed away after a protracted illness in Islamabad. Know more about his eventful life in this video report.

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January 5, 2018


Air Marshal Asghar Khan –an eventful life comes to an end

ABBOTTABAD: The first Muslim commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Marshal Asghar Khan passed away at the age of 96 after a prolonged illness on Friday morning in Islamabad, according to his family. His family said his funeral prayers will be offered on Saturday in Abbottabad where he will be laid to rest….

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January 5, 2018


Amitabh gets emotional over demise of Shashi Kapoor

One of the most talented actors of Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor, 79 passed away at a Mumbai hospital after prolonged illness. The veteran actor’s death came as a huge shock for both his family and his industry colleagues. All the family members and other celebrities of the B-Town rushed to the hospital. Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor…

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December 5, 2017


Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

NEW YORK: Tom Petty, the heartland rocker whose classic melodies but dark storytelling created a string of hits over four decades, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. His family confirmed that Petty passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported…

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October 3, 2017


Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela’s election as…

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March 28, 2017


Obituary: Junaid Jamshed is no more!

Omair Alavi The day was the 21st of June, the year 1999. A young sports journalist went Junaid Jamshed’s Zamzama outlet to interview him – his first interview in fact. He was nervous as well as excited because he would be meeting his idol for the first time, the person who made him realize that…

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December 7, 2016


Obituary: Senior journalist, SAMAA's Aziz Azmi, passes away at 39

KARACHI: SAMAA's Assignments Editor Aziz Azmi passed away Saturday morning at 39. A few months ago he underwent a coronary bypass operation after which his health improved. However, Friday night his condition suddenly worsened and he was taken to hospital. He passed away there in the morning. In addition to being a senior journalist, Azmi…

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February 21, 2009


Bangladesh Parliament adopts Benazir obituary reference

DHAKA: The ninth Bangladesh parliament, in its inaugural session Sunday, unanimously adopted an obituary reference on martyred former Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, describing her as the “leader of toiling masses” and respected politician of Pakistan. In a resolution, placed by the newly-elected Speaker Abdul Hamid, the Bangladesh parliament recalled how Benazir was time and…

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January 25, 2009