December 12, 2017
KARACHI - Masood Ahmed Barkati, editor of the widely popular children’s magazine Hamdard Naunehal for nearly 65 years, has passed away. He was 87.
He was unwell for a long time and died Sunday evening.
Dawn reported that Mr. Barkati was a prolific writer of children’s literature and wrote 20 books.
He was quite close to Hakim Mohammad Said, who owned the magazine. He belonged to a family from Tonk, Rajasthan, India, that produced several intellectuals.
He was a younger brother of Hakim Mehmood Ahmed Barkati, a researcher, and scholar. He is survived by three daughters and a son.
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