November 17, 2016
LAHORE - Azhar Jafri, chief photojournalist with Dawn, who took many memorable pictures during an eventful career, has died at the age of 62.
He was said to be unwell for quite some time after undergoing heart surgery two months ago. He passed away in Lahore Thursday.
Jafri started his career in journalism with Musawaat newspaper in 1972 and then went on to work for The Muslim before joining Dawn in 1983.
One of his most compelling images was that of Late Nusrat Bhutto, whom he captured, covered in blood, during a police baton-charge of PPP protesters in Gen Ziaul Haq’s time.
For his illustrious service to the profession, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz when Asif Ali Zardari was the president.
Jafri’s friends and colleagues mourned his death and remembered him as a great human being and a thorough professional who would go to any length to get striking images, many of which remain etched in memory.
Photo: Azhar Jafri/Facebook
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