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Urdu Poet, literary icon Munawwar Rana passes away in Lucknow

09:38 AM | 15 Jan, 2024
Urdu Poet, literary icon Munawwar Rana passes away in Lucknow

Munawwar Rana, a known voice in Urdu literature for decades, breathed his last at a hospital in Lucknow, India at the age of 71.

The cause of his death was cardiac arrest, his family said Sunday, while he was also suffering from several health conditions including cancer. 

Munawwar, who is survived by his wife and five children, will be laid to rest today on Monday.

The deceased has been credited among top Urdu literature figures of recent times, was admitted in the hospital around two weeks back. Besides cancer, Munawwar was also living with kidney and cardiac-related illnesses.

In his glittering career, he bagged several accolades including the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for his book of poems.

The dissent writer however returned his award in protest against growing intolerance in India.

For decades, his contributions to literature were varied and prolific. His famous poem 'Maa' earned him huge praise.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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