Scholar, writer passes away
Prominent scholar, writer, poet and former member of Afghan parliament, Fateh-ul-Mulk Nang Yousufzai passes away at the age of 85 the other day.
He was laid to rest in Hayatabad.
Nang Yusufzai was born in district Shangla of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and received his early education in Shahpur, Shangla Par and New Delhi (India).
Due to his association with Khadai Khidmatgar Movement of Bacha Khan he remained very close to Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Johar Lal Nehru.
Nang Yusufzai migrated to Afghanistan in his youth where he was appointed as Director Pashto Department of the Radio Kabul and later as representative of the Afghanistan, he worked in All India Radio, New Delhi.
Beside, remaining member of Afghan parliament, he had also remained the editor of a newspaper published by the son of Faqir of Eppi.
He was considered very close aid of the Afghan ruler Sardar Daud, but after the revolution he was imprisoned and after release migrated to Pakistan.
His literary services are included writing of 400 dramas and his analysis on Afghanistan named ‘Black Faces White Covers’, collection of Pashto poetry and essays.
He kept his relations intact with pen till his death and besides carrying research on Ajab Khan Chargholai and Ajab Khan Afridi he was also working on Yousufzai’s states.
However, due to his untimely death these projects could not be materialised.
Nang Yusufzai had left behind three sons and a daughter to mourn his death.