Urdu poet Manzar Ayubi passes away in Karachi

10:08 PM | 20 Jun, 2020
Urdu poet Manzar Ayubi passes away in Karachi

KARACHI – A big name in Urdu literature, also a well respected educationist, Prof. Aziz Ahmed alias Manzar Ayubi passed away at the age of 88 on Saturday.

Ayubi with a long teaching career, serving at different colleges across the province, had his last stint at Karachi University's Urdu department, from where he retired as a professor only a few years ago.

Well respected for his competence as a teacher, Ayubi was definitely a prominent poet of the era who managed to carve a niche in the genre of short poems, for many his ghazals equally helped him gain a distinction among the fellow poets.

Leaving behind a son, Ayubi was laid to rest at a local graveyard after Asr prayers, attended by many of his admirers.