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Renowned satirist and writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi passes away
Renowned satirist and writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi passes away
Published at: 4 weeks ago

Karachi: Pakistan’s renowned Urdu satirist and humour writer Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi breathed his last in Karachi on Wednesday.

Yousufi passed away at the age of 94 after prolonged illness.

Yusufi was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 4 September 1923. His father Abdul Karim Khan Yusufi was chairman of the Jaipur Municipality, and later Speaker of the Jaipur Legislative Assembly. Yusufi completed his early education in Rajputana and earned B.A. from Agra University while M.A. Philosophy and LL.B from Aligarh Muslim University. After partition of India and formation of Pakistan, his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. He has served Urdu literature throughout his life.

He joined Muslim Commercial Bank in 1950, became deputy general manager. Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi Joined Allied Bank Ltd in 1965 as managing director. In 1974, he became president of United Bank Ltd. In 1977, he became chairman of the Pakistan Banking Council. He was awarded Quaid-i-Azam Memorial Medal for distinguished services in banking.

He received Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award in 1999 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award in 2002, the highest literary honour given by the Government of Pakistan.
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