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SarwAr, a senior leader of Kashmir resistance movement died of cancer on 20 January. He was an active member of separatist movement during 1960s and 70s and one of the close associates of late Maqbool Butt. A member of Pakistan’s People’s Party and also closely associated with Bhutto family, he came into limelight when he formed Save Bhutto Committee when Gen. Ziaul Haq overthrew prime minister Z A Bhutto and implicated him in a murder case. He was a man of principle and not prepared to make any compromise on it. Also, he never agreed to hold any government post.
Renowned journalist of Jammu and Kashmir, Jagannath Satha
died in Jammu on 26 January at the ripe old age of 84. He was among those journalists of Jammu and Kashmir who worked as press reporter from pre-partition days for national and international newspapers and journals at different times. Starting his journalistic career in 1940 along with his mentor Pundit Prem Nath Bazaz, a journalist, politician and historian, he worked with daily Hamdard. In Delhi he worked as reporter for Pakistan’s newspapers, Dawn and Civil and Military Gazette, Britain’s Telegraph and the New York Times. He had interviewed Qaid-e Azam MA Jinnah during his tour to Jammu and Kashmir.
Renowned progressive Urdu poet and former reader in AMU’s department of Urdu, Dr
Moin Ahsan ‘JazbI’ died in his Aligarh residence on 13 February at the age of 93 years. Born in Mubarakpur, Azamgarh in 1912, he wrote more than half a dozen books. He was honoured with Ghalib Award, Iftekhar Meer Award, Maharashtra Urdu Academy Award, Haryana Urdu Academy Award, Iqbal Samman, All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award and Delhi Urdu Academy Award.
Prof Ameer ArifI, former head of the Department of Urdu, Delhi University, died in Hyderabad on 13 February at the age of 64. He had met with a road accident in Hyderabad and because of serious head injury was under treatment in a hospital for about two and half months. He is survived by his widow, one son and two daughters. Among the books written by him include Shahar Ashob ka Tanqeedi Mutala, Neyaz Fatehpuri-Fun aur Shakhsiat, Dakkhini Urdu Lughat, Laila ke Khotoot, Majnoon ki Diary ka Tanqeedi Mutala and Qazi Abdul Ghaffar-Fun aur Shakhsiat.
Hakeem Iftekharul Haq Qureshi Takmeeli died at his residence in Lucknow on 16 February. He was 91 and is survived by his only son Hakeem Ehtashamul Haq Qureshi. News about his death was given by All India Unani Tibbi Congress. He was associated with Takmeelul Tibbi College, Lucknow for a long time. He has written a number of books on Unani medicines and Unani system.
Maulana Syed Mazhar Ali Kaleem Qasmi of Madrasa Islamia Arabia Tarjuma Wali Masjid died on 28 January at Makka after performing Haj. Prayers and recitation of Qur’an were arranged at Madrasa Al Uloom, Delhi for him.
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