Veteran Pakistani writer Munnu Bhai dies in Lahore

09:20 AM | 19 Jan, 2018
Veteran Pakistani writer Munnu Bhai dies in Lahore
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LAHORE - Pakistan's celebrated veteran columnist, drama writer, poet and intellectual Munnu Bhai, real name Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, died on Friday at the age of 84 in Lahore.

The writer of famous PTV drama, Sona Chandi, 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 deceased writer were offered at his residence in Rewaz Garden, Lahore after Asar prayer. He will be laid to rest in Miani Sahib cemetery.

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 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".