Renowned writer Mukhtar Masood dies at 88

09:16 PM | 15 Apr, 2017
Renowned writer Mukhtar Masood dies at 88
LAHORE - Famous bureaucrat and writer Mukhtar Masood breathed his last in Lahore on Saturday.

The 88-years-old Masood, a graduate of Aligarh Muslim University, served as commissioner and federal secretary after he cleared his CSS exam in 1949.

The former bureaucrat was also conferred with Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his services. Masood’s famous books include Awaz-e-Dost and Safer Naseeb. He is survived by a wife and three children.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief over the demise of Mukhtar Masood.

'The prime minister said that the literary services of late Mukhtar Masood would be remembered for long', said a PM House statement.

The premier said Masood was a distinguished prose writer, ambassador and author. The prime minister prayed for forgiveness of the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear the loss with patience.