Renowned journalist Munnu Bhai passes away
Lahore : Renowned journalist, columnist, poet and writer Munnu Bhai passes away in Lahore today in the morning.
Munnu Bhai real name was Muneer Ahmed Qureshi was Munno Bhai was born in Wazirabad on February 6, 1933.
Munnu bhai was suffering from kidney and cardiac problems for quite some time. He has been affiliated with journalism for more than 25 years. He also wrote dramas for Pakistan Television.
In 2007, he was awarded with Pride of Performance by the state of Pakistan.
Funeral prayers will be offered today in Riwaz Garden, Lahore.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed his condolence through Twitter.
So sad to hear Munnu Bhai has passed away. Pakistan loses another progressive voice of integrity & sanity. pic.twitter.com/wMEGD6lZMS
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) January 19, 2018
People on Twitter also showed their grief:
Munnu Bhai famous newspaper journalist and columnist, poet and a writer of Pakistan passed away. He has been awarded Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2007 for his services to the nation.#RIP #Munnubhai #journalist pic.twitter.com/4z5E1ekohO
— SUMAIRA RAJPUT (@sumaira_rajput) January 19, 2018
He prayed for eternal peace of departed soul & grant of courage to bereaved family to bear this loss pic.twitter.com/vDvk4G3mMK
— Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad (@drishratulebad) January 19, 2018
— Imran Hassan (@imranhworld) January 19, 2018
— Dr Fouzia Hameed (@FouziaHameed) January 19, 2018
#MunnuBhai was a great poet, writer and journalist. He was awarded Pride of Performance for his services to the nation. He also worked for Thalassemia patients. Indeed a great loss. pic.twitter.com/kiKlv6WXJr
— Saira Mehreen Abbasi (@Saira_M_Abbasi) January 19, 2018