Veteran newsman Tauseef Ahmed Khan passes away
LAHORE- The veteran journalist and former bureau chief of daily ‘Hurriyat’ and life member of Lahore Press Club, Tauseef Ahmed Khan, passed away here on December 25, 2002. He was 70.
He was suffering from bladder cancer and was admitted to the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital a week ago, where he died of heart attack on December 25, afternoon.
Khan started his journalistic career spreading over 35 years from PPI.
He also worked for dailies ‘Ehsan’ and ‘Mashriq’. At the time of his death, he was working as an assistant editor in daily ‘Din’ and was contributing a column for the paper daily. He had been fighting with cancer for the last five years.
Tauseef Ahmed Khan was the brother of poet and playwright Khalid Ahmed, Khadija Mastoor and Hajira Masroor and brother-in-law of Ahmed Ali Khan, former Chief Editor of daily ‘Dawn’, Hasan Abidi and Habib Wahab-ul-Khairi.
He was laid to rest at Allama Iqbal Graveyard later in the night.
A large number of his friends, colleagues, and relatives attended the funeral.
Khan leaves behind two sons namely, Sarmad Tauseef Khan, Special Correspondent of Business Recorder and Mansoor Tauseef Khan, two daughters and a wife, who is a former vice principal of Lady Maclagon High School Lahore, to mourn his death.
His Qul will be held on Friday (Dec 27) at Allama Iqbal Town, Jahanzeb Block mosque between Asr and Maghrib prayers.
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Yawar Irfan Khan has condoled with Sarmad Khan of Business Recorder on the sad demise of his father.
Business Recorder, December 27, 2002