Asif Farrukhi

Asif Farrukhi Pakistani Acclaimed writer passes away at 60

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Asif Farrukhi born in September 1959 was a Pakistani Acclaimed fiction writer, literary critic, and academic passed away on June 1, 2020, in Karachi, he was 60. He received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in 2005. In 1995 he received Prime Minister’s award for literature.

According to his personal physician, Asif Farrukhi died due to severe illness caused by food poisoning.

Farrukhi was a diabetic patient according to the sources, he was unwell for the past few days. His funeral prayers will be offered at Karachi University on June 2 after Asr prayer, after which he will be buried in the cemetery of Karachi University. He was a doctor by profession, Dr.Farrukhi received his early education at St. Patrick’s School in Karachi and later did his MBBS from Dow Medical College. He later graduated from Harvard University and worked on the faculty of Aga Khan University from 1985 to 1993.

From 1994 to 2014, Dr. Asif Farrukhi worked with UNICEF and in 2014 became affiliated with Habib University.

 

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