Urdu Satirist and Humorist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi Passes Away
An icon of Urdu literature, Mushtaq ahmed Yousufi who was known and admired for his unique style of writing as well as subtle satire, passed away on 20th of June of a prolonged illness in Karachi.
The author published famous and critically acclaimed works like ‘Chiragh Talay’, ‘Zarguzasht’, ‘Sham-e-Shair-e-Yaaraan’, ‘Khakam-ba-dahan’, and ‘Aab-e-Gum’. The death of such a legend means the end of one of the best eras of Urdu literature and humor.
Many people expressed their grief over the passing of the humorist through social media such as:
Osama Bin Javaid
In the last few decades #Urdu prose has not seen a wordsmith like him.
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi’s death is not just a loss for Pakistan but for one of the most popular languages across the globe.#RIP #MushtaqAhmedYousufi pic.twitter.com/eBYcmkR2Tm
— Osama Bin Javaid (@osamabinjavaid) June 20, 2018
We met him few months back at his house even at the age of 94 his memory was quite good , he was little depressed , weak & food intake was minimal ,but his presence was huge #legend #greatwriter #MushtaqAhmedYousufi we will miss u forever pic.twitter.com/XynWJvUQ7K
— Shahab Zuberi (@zuberishahab) June 20, 2018
Syed Talat Hussain
He lived to spread laughter and to put smiles on sad faces. I wonder how he would have described his own departure from this material world. So long #MushtaqAhmedYousufi sahib. Thank you for all you wrote. 😔
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) June 20, 2018
Mushtaq Yusufi sahib rukhsat ho gai. khaak meiN kya soorataiN hongi ke pinhaaN ho gaeeN. Rest in peace.
— EH (@ejazhaider) June 20, 2018
Major General Asif Ghafoor
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) June 20, 2018
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