H K Burki passes away
ISLAMABAD: K Burki, a prominent journalist, died at a private hospital in Islamabad on Saturday night, aged over 82, after a pro-longed illness, family members said.
They said Burki died at the Shifa International Hospital where he was admitted on August 5 and underwent two major operation and remained most of the time in an intensive care unit on life support. He was first operated upon on August 6 for what is medically called aortic aneurysm – dilatation of the large artery taking blood from the heart -and underwent a second operation for colostomy on August 1 7.
Besides his long and outstanding journalistic career, Burki, born on November 10, 1920, has been an officer in the British Royal Indian Navy where he was a flotilla
commander in the World War Two in Burma, and was a former Pakistan hockey captain.
Burki, also an associate of the London-based Royal Photographic Society, remained a foreign correspondent in London and at the United Nations in New York first for the Civil and Military Gazette and then the Pakistan Times. He is survived by a wife, two sons and a daughter
Source: The News