January 19, 2018
LAHORE – Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, popularly known as Munnu Bhai, a celebrated journalist, columnist, poet, and playwright passed away in Lahore Friday. He was 84.
He died at a local hospital of cardiac and kidney ailment, reports said. He had suffered a brain hemorrhage last September.
Born in Wazirabad in 1933, Munnu Bhai started his career as a translator for an Urdu language newspaper but eventually developed into a playwright and a dramatist. He wrote the popular PTV drama Sona Chandi, released in 1982.
In 2007, he was awarded the President’s Award for Pride of Performance.
He wrote regular columns for Jang newspaper and his Punjabi poetry is considered as one of the best.
His death was being mourned widely with condolences coming in from the journalist and literary community, politicians, and others.
The Express Tribune, September 3, 2018
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