Long-time radio icon Yawar Mehdi passes away in Karachi
KARACHI: Yawar Mehdi, a well-known broadcaster and radio icon, has passed away in Karachi after battling a long illness, Geo News reported Wednesday.
Mehdi was a valuable asset to Radio Pakistan, where he served for a long time as a producer of radio programme Bazm-e-Talaba.
As a result of his services, Mehdi established a name for himself in the political, academic, and literary circles. He was also instrumental in the development of the Arts Council, Karachi.
Through Bazm-e-Talaba, Mehdi educated and inspired young poets and writers by introducing them to a variety of artists, poets, and writers.
Among his students were Senators Khushbakht Shujaat, Raza Rabbani and late poet Parveen Shakir and Asad Ashraf Malik.
Mehdi’s funeral prayers will be offered after Zuhr prayers at Imambargah-e-Kazmain, Sadaat Colony, Shah Faisal in Karachi today.
Source: Geo News