Funeral prayers for famed writer Munnu Bhai offered in Lahore

05:13 PM | 19 Jan, 2018
Funeral prayers for famed writer Munnu Bhai offered in Lahore
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LAHORE - Funeral prayers for Pakistan's celebrated veteran columnist, drama writer, poet and intellectual Munnu Bhai were offered on Friday in Lahore.

Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, known as Munnu Bhai, died at the age of 84 earlier today. His funeral prayers were offered in Rewaz Garden, Lahore.

People from all walks of life, including intellectuals, politicians, educators, attended the funeral prayers. The writer of famous PTV drama, Sona Chandi, will be laid to rest in Miani Saab cemetery.

He took his last breath at a private hospital, where he had been shifted after he suffered from the chest infection and kidney ailment in December.

Munnu Bhai, who also wrote several popular TV serials, earlier suffered brain hemorrhage in September 2017.

Funeral prayers for the deceased writer were offered at his residence in Rewaz Garden, Lahore after Asar prayer.

Born in 1993 and hailed from Wazirabad, Munnu Bhai started his career by working as a translator for an Urdu language newspaper but eventually developed into a playwright and a dramatist.

Appreciating his performance, he has been awarded Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2007 for his services to the nation.

Condolence

President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the renowned journalist, columnist, poet and writer.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa condoled with the family of the famed writer. He said that Munnu Bhai's services for Urdu literature will always be remembered.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief also expressed sadness over loss of "another progressive voice of integrity & sanity".