Murad Ali Mirza passes away
HYDERABAD: Noted writer and broadcaster Murad Ali Mirza died at home in Tando Agha on Tuesday after a protracted illness. He was 81.
He leaves behind a wife, a daughter and a son, Murad Ali Mirza started his career from Radio Pakistan`s Hyderabad station as producer and retired as programme manager.
He also served as secretary to the Sindh Adabi Board (SAB) and Sindhi Language Authority (SLA). He was a sitting member of the SAB`s board of governors.
He produced popular plays for radio and became famous after writing drama `Hoshu Sheedi` for PTV.
He also proved his mettle as short story writer and has a novel on Shah Abdul Bhitai “Sami Sij Warao” to his credit for which he was conferred awards by Sindh Adabi Sangat and Academy of Letters.
Murad Mirza translated the biography of Benazir Bhutto, “Daughter of EastÂ”, in Sindhi.
He was conferred with the presidential award for literature by then president Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari.
He was paralysed.
Mr Murad was hospitalised in the Combined Military Hospital, Hyderabad, after suffering from pneumonia and shifted home on Tuesday night.
He was laid to rest in his family graveyard in Tando Agha.
Offices of SAB remained closed after 1pm as mark of respect to him.